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Domaine De Fontsainte ‘Gris de Gris’ Corbières Rosé 2014


Estate: Located in the heart of the Corbières appellation in the Languedoc region of southern France, the estate’s first vineyards were planted by the ancient Romans. More recently, the Laboucarié family has been making wine there since the 17th century. Today the estate is headed by Bruno Laboucarié who maintains his family’s legacy of innovation. Bruno, along with his father Yves were one of the first grape growers in the region to work with whole cluster fermentation. (A technique that can impart a subtle “green” flavor, spices and additional tannins.) For over 30 years Kermit Lynch has been importing their fantastic wines.

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. Grapes were sourced from vineyards with silica, clay and limestone rounded stones.

Tasting Notes: Pale coral in colour with aromas of sea salt minerals and hints of strawberry. A superbly light and simple Rosé with delicate citrus, strawberry and melon flavours, culminating in a zippy, dry finish of white pepper and minerals.

50% Grenache Gris, 20% Grenache Noir, 20% Carignan, 5% Cinsault, 5% Mourvèdre
Mis en Bouteille au Domaine [Estate Bottled]
12.5% Alcohol
Enjoy now thru 2017

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