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Domaine Fontanel, Côtes du Roussillon  Villages Tautavel, Prieuré, 2017

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Domaine Fontanel, Côtes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel, Prieuré, 2017

This shows that lovely heady perfume of black grapes ripened under a southern sun. Intensely blackfruited, accented by dark chocolate, liquorice and a meaty savouriness, this would be superb with any roast beef or steak. With fine-grained... Read More

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Domaine Fontanel, Côtes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel, Prieuré, 2017

ColourRed

RegionLanguedoc & Roussillon

GrowerDomaine Fontanel

Grape VarietySyrah/Shiraz Blend

Vintage2017

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeFON317

Style

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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Domaine Fontanel, Côtes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel, Prieuré, 2017

This shows that lovely heady perfume of black grapes ripened under a southern sun. Intensely blackfruited, accented by dark chocolate, liquorice and a meaty savouriness, this would be superb with any roast beef or steak. With fine-grained tannins, we know this keeps well too. Now-2027. *** and Coup de Coeur, the top accolade in Guide Hachette 2022: “Un grenat profond et lumineux en harmonie avec des senteurs exquises de sous-bois, de mousse, de champignons et de réglisse. En bouche, on est surpris par la richesse des saveurs, l’equilibre et l’onctosité de la matière empreinte de fruits noirs qui enrobe une structure tannique fondue. La finale persistante est un autre atout majeur”.

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