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Domaine De Fontsainte Corbieres 2013


Recommendation: A food friendly wine that’s very delicious.

Winery/Producer: Bruno Laboucarié; Domaine De Fontsainte; Boutenac, France.

Grape Variety: Blend: 60% Carignan, 30% Grenache Noir and 10% Syrah.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Corbieres; Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $12.60 with a 10% mixed case discount.

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Assorted cheeses.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 15-minutes before drinking. Clear, dark garnet color with a light purple rim. Fruit and earthy aromas. Medium body, cherry, cranberry and just a touch of spice in the taste that goes into a long finish that ends fruity and with light hint of mineral. Lots of fruit, soft tannins that had just a very slight grip, plenty of acidity and a range of flavors that went on and on. A food friendly wine that’s very delicious.

    She said: Ruby red, opaque, modest number of thin plodding legs. The mild red berry aroma led to a more flavorful mouth-feel that was dry, smooth and with a medium body. The tannins were barely evident and the finish fruity. The wine was good with the cheeses and seemed to develop more flavor and tannins over time when sipped. At $12 it is a good buy, but I have had wines with more aroma, flavor, and finish at this price point.

    Bruno Laboucarié in his Domaine De Fontsainte vineyard

    Comments: Learn more about Bruno Laboucarié and the Domaine De Fontsainte.

Alcohol: 13.5%

UPC Code: 7 61503 41236 2

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.

Photo from Kermit Lynch.