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Connexion Oenophilia represents fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.  All are committed to producing wines of superb quality.

 

Château de Fontenelles

Corbières Renaissance

Languedoc-Roussillon :: France

http://www.fontenelles.com/

Estate::

Located in the commune of Douzens (Corbières), the vines grow on argilo-limestone soil on the slopes of Mont Alaric. The temperatures are cooler and therefore grape phenolics develop well here. The estate is family-owned and run by Thierry Tastu and his wife Nelly. It covers 40 hectares and has been in his family for 5 generations.

Grape varieties::

Made from 55% Syrah (low yield of 30 hl per hectare) and 25% Grenache Noir (low yield of 35 hl per hectare), 10% Old Carignan and 10% Mourvèdre.

Vinification::

Two types of vinification:  (1) Cold vinification for a few days to achieve a gentle extraction to preserve the quality of tannins.  (2) Vinification of whole grape clusters under strict temperature control. Racking every 3 months.

ageing::

12 months in French oak

appearance::

deep garnet

nose::

violets, black pepper, blackberries and herbes de Provence

taste::

soft-textured, rich yet elegant and well-structured. Full of ripe and balanced fruit

Food pairing::

Try with duck, bbq red meats or beef tartar.

Closure::

natural cork

Ratings::

GOLD medal in Concours General Agricole de Paris 2017

 

 

% alc./vol. ::

14.0