Fontimple, AOC Vacqueyras, Blanc, 2018

Presentation

The wine
Seigneur de Fontimple’s name comes from an historic part of the appellation. It epitomises the diversity of Cru Vacqueyras’ terroir. The original seigneur, or lord, who loved fine wine, decided one day to plant a vine on his land. He was delighted to discover the extraordinary elegance and silkiness of the wine made from it. The wines of Seigneur de Fontimple soon made a name for themselves thanks to their incredible finesse and suave texture.
Terroir
Cru Vacqueyras is a blend of wines from various parts of the appellation with different terroirs : soils with river stones on the surface, zaffer, and deep clay.
Vinification
Our vineyard management and winemaking methods, handed down through several generations, make the very most of the Vacqueyras terroir. The grapes are brought to the winery in the cool of the early-morning and undergo skin contact at 10°C to extract all the fresh fruit flavours and roundness.
Maturing
The wine is then aged on its lees to retain maximum freshness.
Varietals
Clairette : 8%
Viognier : 34%
Grenache blanc : 25%
Bourboulenc : 18%
Roussanne : 15%

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
The intense bouquet has delicate white flower overtones and hints of dried fruit. The wine is round, elegant, and full-bodied on the palate, with plenty of character.
Food pairing
This wine makes an ideal aperitif, as well as a good accompaniment to fish in beurre blanc sauce, trout meunière, gourmet salades or shellfish.

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