2018 Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Rouge
From the Importer:
"Domaine de Fontsainte is seemingly impervious to Mother Nature’s whims. Heavy rains battered southern France during the spring of 2018, creating perfect conditions for one of wine’s fiercest villains—mildew—and this vintage could have ended catastrophically for Bruno Laboucarié in Corbières. Indeed, he says that his young shoots and buds were threatened from spring through much of the summer.
And yet, tasting his 2018 Corbières rouge—as delicious as ever—you would think conditions had been excellent from start to finish. How did Bruno achieve such a magical feat? To start, the excellent terroir at Domaine de Fontsainte allowed him to avoid most problems with the rain, with the vineyard’s slight elevation and southeast exposure that provided as much sun as possible to the wet soil and vulnerable vines. Expert vineyard management also proved crucial; Bruno’s decision not to till the soils prevented additional mildew pressure from the moisture released by this process.
The resulting 2018 Corbières rouge is as complete and consistent as ever, with notes of black cherries, blackberries, and garrigue. This wine is a meal unto itself, but it will pair beautifully with a wide range of grilled meats and vegetables." — Tom Wolf
Soil: Silica, clay, limestone (gravelly with large galets, or rounded stones)
Aging: 60% of wine ages 8-12 months in French oak barrels, remainder in cement tank
*Price and availability in store may vary. Vintage date different than pictured.
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