Corbières "Réserve la Demoiselle," Fontsainte

Corbières "Réserve la Demoiselle," Fontsainte - 2017

Item # 15086 750mL
$18.96/ Single Bottle
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Tasting Notes

The "Demoiselle" cuvée from Domaine de Fontsainte is produced from 100 year old Carignan and Grenache vines in the southernmost reaches of France, the Languedoc-Roussillon. You'll find flavors of garrigue, black olives on the nose. Lush dark fruit lingers on the palate.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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Carignan

Grown all over Europe and the Americas, Carignan (a.k.a. Carignane, Carignano, and Cariñena) is seldom seen as a 100% varietal wine. Many appellations of Languedoc-Roussillon must include a certain percentage of Carignan, but it is rarely the dominant grape in these blends. For years, this naturally high-yielding grape suffered from overproduction, but New World winemakers have lately taken up...

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