Chateau Fonsalade - Félix Culpa - Red
Félix Culpa from Château Fonsalade is made from 80% Grenache- and 20% Syrah. The grapes macerate in concrete tank for 4 weeks, of which 2 weeks to ferment at controlled temperature (17-20 ° C). The malolactic fermentation follows. The wine is stored on oak barrels for 12-18 months before bottling. Only 3,000 bottles / year.
- Country : France
- Region : Languedoc
- Grape variety : Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
- Classification : AOP Saint-Chinian
- Awards : 15/20 Gault & Millau, 86/100 Gilbert & Gaillard
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2011
- Alcohol degree : 14%
- Storage potential : 8 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Chateau Fonsalade is one of the oldest winery in the Saint-Chinian appellation, located in the northeastern corner in the middle of the Languedoc region. The name comes from Font Salat which means the salty fountain in old Occitan. The fountain exists for real and is used by the vineyard. Chateau Fonsalade was taken over by Julien Peltier in 2008 and together with his team he today cultivates both red-, white- and rosé wine at the vineyard's 27 hectares of land.
An intense dark red color with violet hues. The nose is complex, mainly of black berry jammy aromas, but also of more balsamic elements of cedar wood and roasted aromas, even hints of cocoa. The palate is powerful, rich, but fresh with velvety tannins. A real taste bomb with great elegance to pair with grilled red meat or game of different kinds.