Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot "Les Fonanilles" Minervois 2012 Red
"Les Fontanilles" is a redwine from appelation Minervois in the Languedoc region. The wine is produced from four varietals; Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault. The vinification is typically Burgundian which gives a less heavy and more elegant wine. The vines are between 22 and 50 years old and grow in sandstone and flint soil at 220 meters altitude, which is similar to the conditions of Anne's homevillage Vosne-Romanée in Burgundy. The finished wine has been aged 50% in oak barrels and 50% in steel tanks.
- Country : France
- Region : Languedoc
- Grape variety : Syrah, Grenache, Carignan och Cinsault
- Classification : AOP Minervois
- Awards : 92/100 The Wine Advocate
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2012
- Alcohol degree : 14%
- Storage potential : 5-8 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Anne Gros has made herself known throughout the world among wine connoisseurs for her great Burgundy wines from Vosne-Romanée, Chambolle-Musigny, Clos de Vougeot and Echezeaux. The fact that Anne also makes wine in the Minervois appellation is maybe less well known. Together with Jean-Paul Tollot, she bought land in the Cazelles village in 2007 and today they grow four different grape varieties, Carignan, Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache used for the production of modern and well-made reds. The vinification is inspired by the principles applied in Burgundy which create wines of great fruitiness and finesse. Both winemakers claim that here everything is round ... the road, the hills, the steel tanks, the oak barrels, ...... the wines.
Brilliant ruby red color. Explosive aromas of rosemary, marjoram, light tobacco and spicy black berries in compote. Some balsamic touches. A fragrance that evokes power and strength. A fresh taste which also show great maturity from ripe red and black berries with spicy touches. A really good wine for grilled meat or to the barbecue!