Overview of the Wine
Domaine de Fontenille sits at the heart of Luberon in Provence, France. In a country known for beauty, heritage, and premium wine, this region remains particularly special. Here, under a lavender-hued sky, mountainous slopes of clay and limestone give life to some of the world’s most expressive vines.
Originally established in 1638, Domaine de Fontenille has long been a standard-bearer for Luberon wines. But, young winemaker Xavier Balespouey is no captive of the past – he combines history’s lessons with modern minimal intervention techniques to create wines of cool, contemporary elegance.
Grape / Blend
Grenache and Syrah
What a character! The nose is a mix of well-evolved black cherry notes and the spices of a beautiful Syrah from our sunniest parcels. Very intense and seductive, these notes are the promise of a complex mouth. The attack confirms the promise with generosity, roundness and concentration. A nice structure with new notes of black fruits bringing freshness and variation.
To contrast with this full bodied wine, it is appropriate to associate relatively powerful dishes and dare to take risk: boar auburn with chocolate and red berries, lamb roasted with thyme, roast duck with ceps ... Do not be mistaken, if this red guard knows perfectly how to marry with powerful meats, it also knows how to harmoniously accompany delicate desserts: black forest or fondant chocolate with red fruits.
Product size: 750ml