Domaine de Fontsainte, Corbieres, 2019

Red Wine from Languedoc & Roussillon, France
$17.99
Available for Same Day Delivery (or Pickup) in Manhattan.
A blend of 60% Carignan, 30% Grenache Noir, and 10% Syrah; this wine explodes with flavors of Herbs de Provence, notes of sun kissed blackberries, and briny red olive tapenade.
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  • Wine is stored in our refrigerated store cellar.
  • Some fine and rare wine is displayed in our physical store in Eurocaves.
  • Current vintages are sourced from authorized importers or dealers in Europe.
  • All wine transported across the ocean in refrigerated boats.
  • Older vintages may be srouced from private clients where we are confident of correct storage conditions.

For about 30 years now we have lived in a Golden Age of wine. That era may be coming to a close.

It was 30 years ago that Kermit Lynch started to import the Corbières of Domaine de Fontsainte. This was not the only inexpensive, artisanal wine that started to be brought in by a boutique importer via refrigerated boats, but it has always stood out to us as one of the very best examples. It may be 30 years for us Americans, but the French have been able to enjoy Fontsainte for 2000 years, as this is a vineyard site that was first planted by the Romans. Visit the area and you see immediately what attracted those foreigners: slopes angled to just the right degree and in just the right direction to keep the vines in perfect tension between the warming sun and the gently cooling breezes of the Mediterranean. A large forest borders the vineyards to their north, keeping out the more brutal continental winds. It is a special part of Corbières that merits is own AOC, “Corbières Boutenac”, though Fontsainte does not bother with the full name on its labels.

What Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant has to say about this wine...

• Hand harvested
• Grenache and Syrah are de-stemmed by hand; Carignan goes through carbonic maceration
• Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled vats for 14 days
• Wine rests for 6 months before being racked into barrel
• Wine aged for 6 months in French oak barrels

Details

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Languedoc & Roussillon

  • Grape Variety

    Carignan , Grenache , Syrah

  • Vintage

    2019

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Sustainable

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied