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FONTANILLE - AOP FAUGERES

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Finesse, balance and elegance make Fontanille an exceptional wine

FONTANILLE (small water source in Occitan), is the name after the plots from which come the grapes to elaborate this cuvée, they are also the oldest vines of the domain 50 years for the Syrah and 90 years for the Grenache .

Blend :  85% Syrah ; 15% Grenache 
                                      
Alcool : 14.5 % 

Vinification : Vinified traditionally. The organics grapes are hand-harvested at optimum maturity, sorted, destemmed and crushed. Raised in new barrels for 18 months. Each grape variety is vinified separately and raised accordingly.

Tasting : A dark cherry-red robe, and a deep yet delicate nose of red fruit, blackberries, cherries and blackcurrants. On the palate there is great aromatic complexity, and well-integrated, silky-smooth tannins. This wine is distinguished by its elegance and finesse: well-balanced and with great length, it features a veritable cornucopia of red fruit, coffee, mint, liquorice and cocoa, notes, as well as secondary and tertiary notes.

Serve and cellaring : Serve between 16 and 18° C, open an hour before and carafe younger vintages. Can be aged for more than 20 years. 

Pairings: red meats, white meat stewed or in sauce, game (not too strong, you’re told), beef or a duck breast.

Best world sommelier 2007 Andréas Larsson taste Fontanille 2016 Cliquez ici !
Best world sommelier 2007 Andréas Larsson taste Fontanille 2017 Cliquez ici !

Organic wine certified by ECOCERT SAS
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TERROIR AND GRAPES

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A UNIQUE TERROIR

Chateau Estanilles is anchored on some of the oldest soils in the world, which underwent extreme compression events in the primary era during thegeological era of the Ordovician era, more than 500 million years ago. 

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Located on the town of Cabrerolles and more precisely on the place lieu-dit-Lenthéric, in the hilly part of the appellation Faugères, the estate extends over 40 hectares divided into 35 singular parcels which have all their unique properties made, of a particular soil, an exhibition of its own, of an age of the vine, of the type of vine, of its clone, of its rootstock, gives this diversity to each plot which in turn forges the identity of the wines of the estate.   Schist slate soil Estanilles Lentheric Faugères

An exceptional wealth

To this richness is added the singular and unique particularities of its soil, its high density of sandstone schist, its draining soils, its climate and its remoteness from urban areas shape the identity, the richness and the complexity of the wines elaborated by the Château Estanilles. These grey, blue, yellow or ochre shales were formed from the clay of marine deposits. Their aridity forces the vine to draw the water reserves deep in the basement by crossing the strata through their interstices, making it little sensitive to the water stress of the dry seasons.

Other elements of excellence, the strong presence of shale strengthens the sensation of freshness; poor and well-drained soils promote the concentration of aromas and limit production, one of the factors known to claim the breeding of great wines. Finally, the acidic soils give wines that are slightly acidic, marked by a good PH, guaranteeing longevity and finesse. All these other factors are decisive for the complexity and conservation of the aromatic and taste freshness of the wines of Château Estanilles.

Estanilles Lentheric Faugeres parc du LanguedocThe preserved environment, open to the winds of the north as well as those of the coastline, makes it possible to attenuate the heat during the maturation of the grape berries. It is a decisive factor for the preservation of the aromatic and taste freshness of the wines. The composition of the soil and the management of the vine in biodynamics are also essential factors.

This terroir is located north of the department of Hérault is backed by the first foothills of the black mountain, between the valley of the Orb and the plain of Béziers.

The Faugères appellation, located 25 km north of Béziers, is backed by the first foothills of the Black Mountain, between the Orb valley and the Béziers plain. It is delimited by its homogeneous soil and, by this fact, not extensible

Red Grapes : Syrah 45 %, 35% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 5% Mourvèdre
White Grapes : 50% Marsanne, 40% Roussane, 20% Vermentino
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