2018 Cuvée Fontenille Blanc
Decanter World 89/100 (v2017), 90/100 (v2016). Vinalies Internationales Gold medal (v2017).
Young winemaker Xavier Balespouey combines history’s lessons of this 1638 estate with modern minimal intervention techniques to create wines of cool, contemporary elegance.
blend: Rolle, White Grenache, Clairette
certified organic | drink now until 2022 | 13.5% alc.
Why we love this wine
Grapes & TerroirAll of Fontenille’s wines are made using grapes grown on their estate owned vineyards, it’s Lauris vineyards of 35 stunning hectares are tended with the utmost care using certified organic and sustainable practices that ensure the highest quality grapes.
WinemakingLe Domaine de Fontenille's Cuvée Fontenille wines are superb examples of the best of Provence, with our Makersvine exclusive allocation transported from Provence in temperature controlled shipping. Cuvée wines are blended from specially selected vats or tanks with the Fontenille tier varietal fermentation in concrete vats and stainless steel tanks.
TastingIn the winery at Fontenille, we were given the rare experience of tasting the rosé and white wines in tank and older vintage red wines aged in barrel. The fine flavours we encountered even before the wines were ready for bottling made us determined to bring this perfect taste of Provence to Australia. A soft and graceful wine, with aromatic intensity giving way to roundness and very nice length.
Wine & Food PairingContrasting to heavier whites, this fresh wine is great on its own or with food. Perfect for summer dishes such as grilled fish, sun-kissed vegetables or a nice plate of fresh goat’s cheese.