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Domaine de Fontavin - Vacqueyras - 750ml

Domaine de Fontavin

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Grapes : 70 % Grenache noir - 15 % Mourvèdre - 15 % Syrah.

Terroir : sand soil (Vacqueyras) and limestone terraces (Sarrians).

Age of Vines : Vacqueyras : 60 to 120 years old - Sarrians : 15 to 40 years old.

Area : 4 ha.

Viticulture : Organic farming. Ploughing, natural grass cover every other row, traditional Gobelet pruning and Cordon de Royat. Compost of sheep for soil life.

Winemaking : hand harvesting. Selective picking of grapes. De-stemming. Indigenous yeasts. Maceration during 18 to 20 days. Pumping over and treading. Matured 6 months in concrete tanks.

Tasting : intense purple color. Nose of red fruits : blackberry, blackcurrant. Velvety palate : the density of the fruits aromas is in harmony with the straight but delicate tannins. This wine’s strength is its balance : it is silky, elegant and long.

Wine and food pairing : Duck breast with raspberries, stuffed vine leaves, roast beef, white meat, veal escalope with mushrooms, cheeses.

Aging capacity : 5 to 7 years.

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