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2017 Corbières Rouge

Domaine de Fontsainte


Bryant’s Pick Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday... My top choice for a consistent, daily, value wine. This versatile red pairs well with a gourmet food truck burger, roast chicken, or homemade ratatouille—delicioso!

After a bottle of white, naturally, a bottle of red. The bright, light Pinot Blanc may leave your palate watering for something lush and peppery. Fear not, we have just the thing to make those taste buds sing! Fontsainte’s Corbières rouge has long been a staple here at Kermit Lynch—for good reason. Dark berry fruit, smooth tannins, and pleasant spice take this crowd-pleasing red to the next level. Pair it with roast chicken, burgers, or, if you’re feeling particularly French, a cassoulet. With a bottle of this Corbières rouge, you and yours will be sipping and smiling all night.

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$16.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 60% Carignan, 30% Grenache Noir, 10% Syrah
Appellation: Corbières
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Producer: Domaine de Fontsainte
Winemaker: Bruno Laboucarié
Vineyard: N/A, 46.2 ha
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
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 14%

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About Languedoc-Roussillon

map of 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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