Fontimple, AOC Vacqueyras, Rouge

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. Syrah and Grenache display all their power and depth on the Plateau de la Ponche north of the village and the Plateau des Garrigues located further west, in the heart of the Fontimple section.
Vinification
Our vineyard management and winemaking methods, handed down through several generations, make the very most of the Vacqueyras terroir. Our cellarmaster carefully tastes all the vats and selects the best. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled vats to retain a maximum aroma.
Varietals
Grenache noir : 56%
Mourvèdre : 5%
Cinsault : 2%
Syrah : 15%

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
The bouquet of ripe fruit, blackcurrant coulis, strawberry jam, spice, and violets shows that this is a great Vacqueyras. Smooth and rich on the palate with soft tannins that marries well with the liquorice flavours. Very long aftertaste confirming this wine’s character and elegance.
Food pairing
This Vacqueyras makes a perfect accompaniment to veal chops with rosemary, mushroom risotto, cep omelette, or even chocolate mousse.

Reviews and Awards

Argent