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2016  Cuvée Fontenille White

  • Grapes

    Rolle (60%), White Grenache (20 %), Clairette (20 %)

  • Terroir

    Clay and limestone soils facing south / south-east. Located at the bottom of Luberon mountain.

  • Winegrowing

    Vineyard converted into organic farming since 2014. Green pruning (disbudding). Early morning & mecanical harvests (2am-8am), to benefit from juices freshness, at optimal maturity for Rolle, White Grenache and Clairette.

    Yield : 45hl/ha, below the maximum yield allowed by the AOP (60hl/ha).



  • Winemaking

    Harvest selective sorting. Destemming with new generation destemmer (Oscillys from Bücher) then crushing. Direct pressing with pneumatic press. Separation of pressed and free-run juices (after tasting). Cold static settling for a minimum of 48 hours. 3 weeks mono varietal fermentation in stainless steel tanks (temperature of 15°C).


  • Aging

    Stainless steel tanks aging on fine lees until Christmas. Clarification by racking and filtration before bottling.

  • Tasting

    A bouquet of fresh white flowers and citrus fruits, which are offered with lightness. Acacia, jasmine and hawthorn reign on a nose that does not ban the gluttony of a touch of honey. The mouth is not left behind. She is envelopping and gives the sensation of crunching a fleshy white peach. The finish brings contrast to the whole by its tension and its minerality.

  • Wine &
    food pairing

    It's summer, the aperitif is behind you. This flan of vegetables marinated in olive oil and spices was delicious. The dish, a grilled fish, had a tender flesh... A basket of flowers and fresh fruit accompanied by a tray of goat cheeses will constitute a perfect dessert. Winter is far away! And, you think of a seafood platter. Let's hope winter is not that far!

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In association with the Paris Wine Academy, Domaine de Fontenille offers you three internationally recognized qualifications for beginners and advanced-levels.



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