Château Fontarèche, Vieilles Vignes Rouge 2019
France / Languedoc
Andy's Tasting Notes
Lovely old vine Corbieres with moreish blackberry fruit, wild herbs, floral notes and smooth tannins. Very harmonious with none of the rusticity you can sometimes get from this region.
Château Fontarèche is one of the most historical estates in the Languedoc. It has been in the Mignard family since 1642 and is today owned by Jacques De Lamy. The estate is managed, however, by head winemaker Vincent Dubernet, whose father preceded him as consultant winemaker.
Production notes – vineyard: Château Fontarèche is surrounded by 160 hectares of vines, which are sustainably farmed. The grapes for this wines are sourced from the vineyards beside and behind the Château, which are classified as Corbières AOC. It is a blend of the oldest vines of Carignan, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache, the oldest being a parcel of Carignan planted in 1962. The vines sit on an ancient limestone terrace and are rooted in a combination of gravel and limestone soil covered by large pebbles. This combination of soil lends an elegance and suppleness to the finished wine.
Price per bottle £11.40
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