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2017 Pic Saint-Loup Rosé

Château Fontanès

2017 Pic Saint-Loup Rosé Château Fontanès - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Bold and wild with undeniable energy—this describes not only the Château Fontanès Pic Saint-Loup Rosé, but also the land it comes from. A blend of Syrah and Mourvèdre from a garrigue-strewn, biodynamic vineyard, this rosé is an authentic product of its terroir. The rugged and sun-soaked landscape shines through as you sniff and swirl your glass and the marly limestone soil from which the vines grow impart a subtle mineral structure and fantastic length on the finish. What’s more, as Kermit likes, this rosé finishes malolactic fermentation (a rare practice these days), thus rendering a richer, less filtered, more voluptuous rosé.
     Be forewarned, the bottle will not last long. Get your case now and be ready for those warm, sunny days ahead!

Maeve Decouvelaere

Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 60% Syrah, 40% Mourvèdre
Appellation: Languedoc Pic Saint Loup
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Producer: Château Fontanès
Vineyard: 1 ha, planted in 2003
Soil: Marly limestone
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 12.5%

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About Languedoc-Roussillon

Ask wine drinkers around the world, and the word “Languedoc” is sure to elicit mixed reactions. On the one hand, the region is still strongly tied to its past as a producer of cheap, insipid bulk wine in the eyes of many consumers. On the other hand, it is the source of countless great values providing affordable everyday pleasure, with an increasing number of higher-end wines capable of rivaling the best from other parts of France.

While there’s no denying the Languedoc’s checkered history, the last two decades have seen a noticeable shift to fine wine, with an emphasis on terroir. Ambitious growers have sought out vineyard sites with poor, well draining soils in hilly zones, curbed back on irrigation and the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and looked to balance traditional production methods with technological advancements to craft wines with elegance, balance, and a clear sense of place. Today, the overall quality and variety of wines being made in the Languedoc is as high as ever.

Shaped like a crescent hugging the Mediterranean coast, the region boasts an enormous variety of soil types and microclimates depending on elevation, exposition, and relative distance from the coastline and the cooler foothills farther inland. While the warm Mediterranean climate is conducive to the production of reds, there are world-class whites and rosés to be found as well, along with stunning dessert wines revered by connoisseurs for centuries.

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A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!

Inspiring Thirst, page 117

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