Domaine de Fontavin - Côtes du Rhône Rouge Les Vignes de mon Père
75 % Grenache noir - 10 % Syrah - 10 % Mourvèdre – 5% Marselan
Large pebbles with black clay (Courthézon) – sands and red clay (Bédarrides).
Age of vines:
55 years old. Area : 15 ha 50.
Organic farming. Ploughing, natural grass cover every other row, Gobelet and Cordon de Royat pruning. Compost of sheep for soil life.
de-stemming harvest. Indigenous yeasts. Maceration during 12 to 18 days. Treading and pumping over. Matured 12 to 15 months in concrete tanks.
Garnet color with reflections of violets. Red fruits and sweet spicy nose. Very fresh and balanced palate, with complex aromas : liquorice, forest fruits. Round and teasing tannins.
Wine and food pairing:
red and white meats: Provençal veal, beef (carpaccio), asian cooking, delicatessen, cheeses.
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