FONTESOLE Bergerie de Cante-Louve 

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Tasting Notes

With low yields and careful winemaking, this Syrah Grenache blend, from Fontès in the Languedoc,  packs real value. Deep red with ruby highlights, you'll find spicy, smoky aromas with notes of blackcurrant and cherry intermingled with cocoa. The tannins are silky and ripe. It is a wine that has a good persistence on the palate.

 

 

CSPC + 791655
Vintage:  2015
Case:  12x750ml
Region:  AOP Languedoc, France
Varietal:   70% Syrah, 30% Grenache
Alcohol: 13%

 

 
 Languedoc, France

Languedoc, France

Winery Story

The Cave Fontesole cooperative (Les Vignerons de Fontès) was founded in 1930 by thirty winemakers, today it numbers 200 members, however Only 10 are providing grapes for Fontesole wines. Fontesole yields are 25 to 30% lower than most IGP d’OC. The few vine growers are proud and attentive, involved and concerned to provide perfectly ripe berries to make fruity and generous wines, reflecting the Pézenas terroir. 

Region & Vineyard Notes

Situated in the heart of Languedoc, in the first foothills of the southern Cévennes, closed to the famous Pézenas city, the vineyard of Fontès spreads over a mosaic of terroirs (schist, basalt, clay-limestone). The vines, cultivated on terraces benefiting from the influence of a Mediterranean-type microclimate, lend themselves admirably well to the production of high-quality wines. Official records do testify that vines appeared in Fontès between the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. In the 18th century, grapes represented only one third of local crops (together with olives and grain). Today, they cover 95% of the cultivable land of the village. 

Technical Notes

Soil: basalt and pebbles, soft limesone
Age of Vines: 35 years
Altitude: 10 - 40 m
Exposure: South /South-west

Winemaking: Grapes picked at optimum maturity, are picked and vinified traditionally. Alcoholic fermentation begins around 13-14 °C and ends at temperatures between 26-28 ° C. During alcoholic fermentation, load shedding is privileged to extract tannins walls. Post-fermentation maceration of twenty days and racking according tasting. Press the wines are separated from drainage and wines are assembled after tasting.

Ageing: Matured in vats to assembly. After this period, the wine ends its aging in mass Veton tanks