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Domaine Fontanel, Côtes du Roussillon, Rouge, Initium, 2017

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Domaine Fontanel, Côtes du Roussillon, Rouge, Initium, 2017

From Syrah, Grenache and Carignan grown on schist near Maury, unoaked, this is a classic Roussillon red: youthful, vivid, brambly perfumes and flavours with a peck of spice. Vigorous but supple. Now-2023

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Domaine Fontanel, Côtes du Roussillon, Rouge, Initium, 2017

ColourRed

RegionRoussillon

GrowerDomaine Fontanel

Grape VarietySyrah, Grenache & Carignan

Vintage2017

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeFON117

Our Rating

Medium 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 interest...

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Domaine Fontanel

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 engineers in...

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Carignan

Carignan Carignan is the grape which really distinguishes the red wines of the Languedoc and Roussillon from those of the southern Rhône (in the latter Grenache is ubiquitous and dominant, and Syrah and Mourvèdre are the preferred blending grapes). It has been a much maligned grape. For example Jancis Robinson’s Oxford Companion to Wine thunders: "Carignan, late-ripening...

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Domaine Fontanel, Côtes du Roussillon, Rouge, Initium, 2017

From Syrah, Grenache and Carignan grown on schist near Maury, unoaked, this is a classic Roussillon red: youthful, vivid, brambly perfumes and flavours with a peck of spice. Vigorous but supple. Now-2023

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