Souleu et Terraire Rouge Château Fontvert Lubéron
Winemaking The 2016 Château Fontvert red comes from a selection of Syrah/Shiraz (70%), Grenache Noir (15%) and Mourvèdre (15%). The fermentation is made by the yeasts naturally present on the grapes. It is followed by a long maceration phase that gives richness, smoothness and aromatic complexity. Finally, the wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and in oak tank. The wine’s unique and very loose filtration is achieved on site before the bottling process. Tasting notes It shows a nice purple-violet robe. The nose, rich and complex, expresses black fruits, pepper, licorice and leather, with subtle oak hints. The elegantly structured mouth spread on blackberries, blackcurrants, and cocoa aromas with a long and round finish. Ageing potential 8 to 10 years Food pairings This wine is ideally served with grilled red meats and strong cheeses. We recommend opening the bottle one to two hours before serving, or better yet, decanting it and tasting it between 16 and 18°C. It can also be laid down a few years.
Château Fontvert is located near the village of Lourmarin in the heart of the Luberon Mountains, a region celebrated for the beauty of its landscapes. The estate was founded in 1598 by the Huguenot family who has cultivated the same soil for over three centuries. The family has carefully maintained the land in accordance with the estate’s founding principles and traditions ever since. On twenty hectares of vineyard, cultivated in organic and biodynamic farming since 2008, the typical varieties – Syrah/Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Vermentino and Grenache Blanc – are fully expressed, resulting in exceptional and flavorfull wines. Located at the foot of the Luberon mountain, surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and orchards, the village of Lourmarin, rated as one of the “Most Remarkable Villages of France”, is a landmark in Provence. Year round, visitors flock in to discover its traditional architectural heritage, its XVth and XVIth century castle, its renowned farmer’s market, and its literary tradition (Albert Camus and Henri Bosco once lived there)