2016 Chateau Fontanes Pic Saint-Loup Rouge, Languedoc-Roussillon (750ml)

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# FRFOSY16AE
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Grape Varietal: Syrah
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

10 bottles in stock and ready to ship.
$17.99
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Cyriaque Rozier, the highly acclaimed winemaker and vineyard manager at Château La Roque, makes his own wine under the label Château Fontanès in Pic St-Loup in the Languedoc. A charming man with a strong sense of vocation and relentless drive, Cyriaque often works sixteen-hour days between the two domaines. ... Though Cyriaque is within the boundaries of the appellation Pic St-Loup, the lion’s share of his production is Cabernet Sauvignon, a grape varietal that is outside of the constraints set for the A.O.C. in the Languedoc. This means that in lieu of getting an A.O.C. cru status, he must take a Vin de Pays d’Oc designation. The trade-off for Cyriaque is that he gets to make his wines his way, and we, in turn, get an incredible price—a mutually beneficial trade-off. Being rebellious seems to come naturally to a man of such innate talent, and the elegance of his wines are proof enough in a region where bigger is often considered better. Make no mistake, raw terroir and spicy garrigue abound in these wines, with rich, juicy fruit and silky tannins.

Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Hand-harvested and all fruit is de-stemmed. All fruit is de- stemmed before grapes are pressed. 48-hour cold maceration takes place before fermentation; natural yeast fermentation, in stainless steel. Planted in 2003.

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