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Domaine Fontanel, Maury Grenat, 2017

Domaine Fontanel, Maury Grenat, 2017

From one plot of 75 year old vines of Grenache Noir. This style is well-known for matching chocolate, but it's equally good with cheese, especially blue cheese, in a manner akin to a very fruity and forward port. Deep ruby colour. Inviting... Read More

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ColourRed

StyleFortified

RegionRoussillon

GrowerDomaine Fontanel

Grape VarietyGrenache

Vintage2017

ABV16%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeFON617

Our Rating

Sweet

Light > Full

Languedoc-Roussillon

Domaine Fontanel Tautavel, France Things have changed at Domaine Fontanel, but with a sense of continuity. Elodie and Matthieu Collet bought the domaine from Pierre and Marie-Claude Fontaneil in 2017 and have already made a name for themselves, being elected no less than Vignerons de… Discover More Languedoc-Roussillon

Domaine Fontanel

Tautavel, France

Things have changed at Domaine Fontanel, but with a sense of continuity. Elodie and Matthieu Collet bought the domaine from Pierre and Marie-Claude Fontaneil in 2017 and have already made a name for themselves, being elected no less than Vignerons de l'Année (Roussillon) du Guide Hachette 2019.

After both graduating as agricultural...

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Grenache / Garnacha

Grenache / Garnacha 

Grenache grows well in hot, dry regions, though it can develop very high (15 degrees+) alcohol.

As such it is grown principally in Southern France and Spain (as Garnacha). It is usually blended with other varieties in the Southern Rhône and Languedoc (Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsaut and others).

Its flavour usually encompasses the...

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Domaine Fontanel, Maury Grenat, 2017

From one plot of 75 year old vines of Grenache Noir. This style is well-known for matching chocolate, but it's equally good with cheese, especially blue cheese, in a manner akin to a very fruity and forward port. Deep ruby colour. Inviting scent of puréed red berries; and then a wonderfully rich, sweet and fleshy core of raspberries, cherries and sweet spices. There's a lovely floral note too. Pure and fresh finish. Terrific drop. Now-2025

Vins Doux Naturels are made by stopping the fermentation of late picked, very ripe grapes, part way through its course, by the addition of alcohol (a process known as mutage); thereby preventing the yeasts from working, and leaving a fortified wine with plentiful natural, unfermented grape sugar and between 15 and 17 degrees of alcohol. It's an ancient art which probably came over the Pyrenees from Moorish Spain with the medieval spread of distillation - and examples of VDNs (not a sexually transmitted disease) are now found across the south of France, including Beaumes de Venise and Rasteau. These are wonderful, distinctive fortified wines.

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