Domaine De Fontsainte Corbières Rouge 2010

 

I picked up Domaine De Fontsainte Corbières Rouge 2010 because I tend to find that Languedoc wines are packed with fruit and spice with just the right amount of earth and acidity, and are an excellent everyday value. Domaine De Fontsainte is located in the heart of the Corbières appellation. The domaine was originally created by a Roman officer around a thermal spring and planted with vineyards. Yves Laboucarié, coming from a winemaking family in France dating back to the 17th century established the domaine in its current form in 1971. In 1995 his son Bruno has took over, continuing the domaine’s focus of: “innovation means looking forward and backward”. The estate has practiced sustainable viticulture since 1971 and utilizes gravity fed modern thermo regulated stainless steel vats along with traditional cement vats. They focus on terrior since each vineyard is different in regards to soil type, micro-climate and varietal, having a motto of ”great wines are made in the vineyard”.

 

Cranberry-garnet in colour, after aerating aromas of blackberry, candied violets and dusty earth swirled about in the glass. Concentrated fruit flavours of black cherry and blueberry were supported by earthy elements in the medium body. Spicy white pepper and licorice were joined by dried cherry notes in the velvety finish. A fantastic value with a delightful balance of fruit, earth and spice, each plush sip will keep you reaching for more.

 

60% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah
Corbières/Languedoc
France
Estate Bottled
13.5% Alcohol
$10
Enjoy now thru 2014

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