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Domaine Fontanel, Côtes du Roussillon  Villages Tautavel, Cistes, 2018

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Domaine Fontanel, Côtes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel, Cistes, 2018

From halves of Grenache and Syrah, the latter aged in barrel, the former in tank. Just stunning this vintage, showing a refinement which reflects sensitive winemaking. There’s a mildly chocolatey oak nose, but the palate is marked by fresh,... Read More

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Domaine Fontanel, Côtes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel, Cistes, 2018

ColourRed

RegionRoussillon

Sub RegionCôtes du Roussillon Villages

GrowerDomaine Fontanel

Grape VarietyGrenache & Syrah

Vintage2018

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeFON218

Style

Full Bodied

Light > Full

Languedoc-Roussillon

There’s something very complete about our annual offer of wines from the Languedoc and Roussillon: with whites, rosés and reds, and wonderful fortified wines, the Vins Doux Naturels which are such a speciality of the region, there should be something for all tastes. Secondly, there are wines for every budget; at every level we believe these wines continue to offer terrific...

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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, Côtes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel, Cistes, 2018

From halves of Grenache and Syrah, the latter aged in barrel, the former in tank. Just stunning this vintage, showing a refinement which reflects sensitive winemaking. There’s a mildly chocolatey oak nose, but the palate is marked by fresh, brambly black fruit. So harmonious - with the lightest bamboo scaffolding of tannins - and with pure, lush fruit riding all the way to the finish, this is dangerously pleasurable to drink. Now-2026

“Opulent and aromatic, with layers of plush blackberry and glossy oak on the nose, palate of liquorice spice, fruit pastille and lush black fruit”. 95/100, Gold medal, Decanter World Wine Awards 2021.

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