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Domaine de Fontavin - Gigondas Cuvee Combe Sauvage - 750ml

Domaine de Fontavin

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Grapes : 75 % Grenache noir - 10 % Mourvèdre - 5 % Syrah - 3 % Cinsault 2 % Clairettes Roses.

Terroir : in the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail, at high altitude (400 m), soil of black slate, and chalky deposits.

Age of Vine : 60 years old.

Area : 6 ha.

Viticulture : organic farming. Traditional Gobelet pruning. Ploughing. Compost of sheep for soil life.

Winemaking : hand harvested. Selective picking of grapes. De-stemming. Indigenous yeasts. Maceration during 3 weeks. Pumping over and treading. Matured 12 months in concrete tanks.

Tasting : garnet color with purplish reflections. Nose of fragrant guarrigue herbs (rosemary, thyme). The palate is lively, and peppery, with black fruits and spicy aromas. The tannins give a remarkable density.

Wine and food pairing : Spicy dishes: tajine, pepper steak, couscous, duck breast with Espelette pepper, paella, lamb curry ....

Aging capacity : 8 to 10 years.


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