budget friendly estate bottled france

Domaine De Fontsainte Corbières 2012


Rustic, easy drinking and food friendly, this is a fantastic value from the region on the rise Languedoc that will keep you reaching for more.

Estate: The Laboucarié family has been making wine at Domaine de Fontsainte since the 17th century. Located in the heart of the Corbières appellation in the Languedoc region of southern France, the estate took on its current form in 1971. Today the estate is headed by Bruno Laboucarié who maintains his family’s legacy of innovation. Bruno, along with his father Yves were on of the first grape growers in the region to work with whole cluster fermentation. (Simply speaking, this technique can impart a subtle “green” flavor, spices and additional tannins)

Philosophy: With a belief that ”great wines are made in the vineyard”, focus is on terrior since each vineyard is different in regards to soil type, microclimate and varietal. The family motto is “innovation means looking forward and backward”.

Winemaking: Sustainable viticulture has been practiced since 1971. The winery utilizes gravity fed modern thermo regulated stainless steel vats along with traditional cement vats. The grapes were hand harvested, fermented in cement, and then aged for 6 months in neutral oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: Inky red-violet in colour with delightfully contrasting aromas of smoky earth and sweet candied cherry. Earth notes supported parallel flavours of baked cherry and blueberry, whilst firm tannins black peppercorn and hints of black cherry comprised the velvety finish.

60% Carignan, 30% Grenache Noir, 10% Syrah
Estate Bottled
13.5% Alcohol
Enjoy now thru 2016

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