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Fontanel, Prieure, Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel, 2016

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Fontanel, Prieure, Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel, 2016

Based on one parcel on a high, windswept, north facing argilo-calcaire slope, this blend of 85% Syrah with Grenache and Mourvèdre is given 18 months in used barrels from Château Haut-Brion. Dramatic wine, revealing layers of velvety,... Read More

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Fontanel, Prieure, Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel, 2016

ColourRed

RegionLanguedoc & Roussillon

GrowerDomaine Fontanel

Grape VarietySyrah/Shiraz Blend

Vintage2016

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeFON316

Our Rating

Full Bodied

Light > Full

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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Fontanel, Prieure, Cotes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel, 2016

Based on one parcel on a high, windswept, north facing argilo-calcaire slope, this blend of 85% Syrah with Grenache and Mourvèdre is given 18 months in used barrels from Château Haut-Brion. Dramatic wine, revealing layers of velvety, bittersweet black fruit with spice and mocha. We know this ages like a top northern Rhône. Now-2028

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