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

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

Syrah based, from an ancient, north-facing vineyard. Heady perfume of black grapes ripened under a southern sun. Intensely black-fruited, accented by dark chocolate, liquorice and umami savouriness, this woud be superb with any roast beef or... Read More

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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, Prieure, 2017

Syrah based, from an ancient, north-facing vineyard. Heady perfume of black grapes ripened under a southern sun. Intensely black-fruited, accented by dark chocolate, liquorice and umami savouriness, this woud be superb with any roast beef or steak. 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”.

Great choice of good-value wines in the January sales. The website is really easy to use to make up an order. Delivery, as is often the case, was within 24 hours and, as usual, was well-packed.

J Windle

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I've bought a couple of cases recently, and many more in years gone by, and have really enjoyed their selection. They have a good range of interesting wines from some classic and some more…

Nicholas S

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Judging by the wines I have had, someone is doing a very good job in selecting the wines to put before the public, and at a very fair price. Delivery from online purchases as also been quick and…

Brian K

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Great company with good service and good prices. Highly recommended.

Albert H

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One of my favourite independents. Been enjoying these special wines for more than 10 years. Always interesting choices, and always great value in the sales!

David M

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This was yet another quick and painless transaction, as I have come to expect from SV&S.

Richard T

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