Chateau Fonsalade Vieilles vignes - Red
Cuvée Vieilles vignes from Château Fonsalade is made from 75% Grenache- and 25% Syrah grapes, "vieilles vignes", which means older vines which produce high concentration grapes. The grapes macerate in concrete tanks for 4 weeks, of which 2 weeks to ferment at controlled temperature (17-20 ° C). The malolactic fermentation follows. 25% of the wine then matures on oak barrels for 6 weeks before the final wine is blended and stored for 6-8 months before being bottled.
- Country : France
- Region : Languedoc
- Grape variety : Grenache, Syrah
- Classification : AOP Saint-Chinian
- Awards : 84/100 Gilbert & Gaillard
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2012
- Alcohol degree : 14%
- Storage potential : More than 10 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Château 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. A fruity nose of black currants and complex spicy elements of pepper, eucaluptus, cinnamon and clove. The palate is powerful and concentrated with a certain fruity sweetness. A fresh taste with good texture thanks to the tannins. To serve lightly chilled (17 ° C) to roasted red meat (preferably lamb). Good for dishes with sweet touches like blackberry berry or a sweet sour sauce.