Fontenille "Cuvée Alphonse" rouge 2017 - Luberon (organic)
This blend of Grenache noir (70%) and Syrah (30%) offers notes of blackcurrant and black cherries, cocoa, and a touch of spice from the Syrah grown on the sunniest parcels. A round and concentrated wine that will keep for up to 10 years.
The Domaine de Fontenille, which has been a stronghold of the Savornin family since 1640, is located in the Luberon at the foot of Mont Saint-Victoire and is one of the few Provencal properties to have retained its original appearance. The vineyard is made up of the characteristic grape varieties of the Luberon appellation: Syrah, Grenache Noir, Grenache Blanc, Vermentino.
The culture of the vine in Fontenille dates back to the beginning of the 17th century. Advocating sustainable agriculture, the Domaine is in organic farming since 2017 and benefits from the latest techniques of wine making in a new cellar with traditional architecture. The different types of vinification are staged thanks to the majestic treatment of the interior spaces: rounded concrete vats placed in a hemicycle, stainless steel vats plunging into the wooden barrel cellar.
The Domaine de Fontenille benefits from an exceptional terroir. The vines draw their strength from clay-limestone and stony soils. The slightly sloping hillsides provide perfect sunshine and better water drainage. The mistral wind of Provence naturally cleanses the grapes. The vineyard is managed in such a way as to minimize treatments and to bring the grapes to the best possible maturity while respecting the natural cycles.
- Domaine de Fontenille
- Rhone Valley
- Grenache noir (70%), Syrah (30%)