2014 Chateau Fontanes Pic Saint Loup RougeBlend from France
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"Cyriaque Rozier, the highly acclaimed winemaker and vineyard manager at Chateau La Roque, makes his own wine under the label Chateau Fontanes in Pic St-Loup in the Languedoc. ...
"Cyriaque Rozier, the highly acclaimed winemaker and vineyard manager at Chateau La Roque, makes his own wine under the label Chateau Fontanes 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. He first started his domaine in 2003, and undertook the ultimate labor of love in the Languedoc- planting a vineyard. For many years, this plot of land was best known for olive trees, until the great frost of 1956 decimated groves by the hundreds. The land is hard as a rock, quite literally, and composed primarily of limestone and clay. To plant a vineyard here is a game of patience and incredibly hard work."
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Carignan / Carinena, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut|
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, licorice, anise, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast and vanilla|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, violet, rose petal, oak, mushroom, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper and mint|