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2016 Les Traverses de Fontanès

Château Fontanès

2016 Les Traverses de Fontanès Château Fontanès - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

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Cabernet Sauvignon is a bit of an intruder on the limestone slopes around Pic Saint-Loup: Syrah and Mourvèdre are at home here, producing deep, elegant, spicy reds with a strong Mediterranean accent. And yet, Cabernet has proven it is just as capable in providing its own interpretation of this dramatic landscape of rocky bluffs and garrigue-infested hills. This humble vin de pays from Cyriaque Rozier of Château Fontanès is teeming with juicy wild fruit, while an herbaceous element hints at both the varietal side of the grape as well as the aromatic herbs typical of the region. Its dusty tannin is yet another lens for that earthy Languedoc terroir to shine through.
    Cyriaque ages this red in stainless steel and bottles it young to capture all its youthful vigor. It is not trying to be Bordeaux—on the contrary, it genuinely reflects the down-home, country soulfulness we love about the Languedoc. And on top of that, the winemaking—and the price—encourages unabashed gulping; slight chill optional. –Anthony Lynch

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Vintage 2016
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Vin de Pays d’Oc
  • Country France
  • Region Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Vineyard Planted in 1970, 1 ha
  • Soil Clay, Limestone, Marl
  • Winemaker Cyriaque Rozier
  • Aging Wine is aged for 6 months to one year in stainless steel
  • Farming Organic, Biodynamic
  • Alcohol 13.5%





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