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Domaine de Fontenille Cuvée Fontenille
Red 2017

2017  Cuvée Fontenille Red

  • Grapes

    Black Grenache (70 %) and Syrah (30 %).

  • Terroir

    Clay, limestone and marl soils facing south. Located at the bottom of Luberon mountain.

  • Winegrowing

    Certified organic. Manual harvests, early in the morning, after maturity control and berries tasting. Grapes from a selection of parcels. Rigorous green pruning from bud break to harvest (disbudding, thinning, leaf removal). Yield of 25hl / ha, below the maximum yield allowed by the appellation (55hl / ha).


  • Winemaking

    Transport of harvest via vibrating trucks after a first sorting on the parcel. 2nd manual sorting on vibrating sorting table at the entrance of the winery. Destemming and then crushing before gravity incubation. Short cold pre-fermentation. Mono varietal fermentation under controlled temperature in concrete tanks. Post-fermentation maceration during several weeks before juices are poured and marcs pressed. Malolactic fermentation before winter in both concrete and steel tanks.

  • Aging

    Concrete and stainless steel tanks for more than 12 months.


  • Tasting

    What a character! The nose is a mix of well-evolved black cherry notes and the spices of a beautiful Syrah from our sunniest parcels. Very intense and seductive, these notes are the promise of a complex mouth. The attack confirms the promise with generosity, roundness and concentration. A nice structure with new notes of black fruits bringing freshness and variation.


  • Wine &
    food pairing

    To contrast with this full bodied wine, it is appropriate to associate relatively powerful dishes and dare to take risk: boar auburn with chocolate and red berries, lamb roasted with thyme, roast duck with ceps ... Do not be mistaken, if this red guard knows perfectly how to marry with powerful meats, it also knows how to harmoniously accompany delicate desserts: black forest or fondant chocolate with red fruits.

  • Awards

    Decanter World : 89/100 (v2016), 88/100 (v2015)
    Wine Advocate : 85/100 (v2016)
    Concours Vignerons Indépendants : gold medal (v2014)

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