|Blend:||60% Carignan, 30% Grenache Noir, 10% Mourvédre|
|Producer:||Domaine de Fontsainte|
|Vineyard:||Carignan Planted in 1904|
|Soil:||Silica, clay, limestone (gravelly with large galets, or rounded stones)|
|Aging:||60% of wine ages 8-12 months in French oak barrels, remainder in cement tank|
For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.