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Fontane Coteaux du Languedoc Cuvee Mouton 2009

ID No: 386210
Vintage:2009
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Product Description

Fontane Coteaux du Languedoc Cuvee Mouton 2009 is made from 60% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 10% low yield Cabernet Sauvignon (20 hl/ha) and 10% low yield Merlot (15hl/ha).
Total production for this cuvée: 1,333 cases (120hl).
Wine is aged for 12 months in one-year old oak barrels (He buy the barrels brand new and uses them for his white wine the first year).
For a small percentage of the wine, they do a carbonic maceration.

This wine is very aromatic, with black and red fruit leading the spicy and juicy finish. The wine is very velvety, with sweet and round tannins.
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Winery: Chateau Fontane

The Chateau Fontane Estate
Encircled by a meander in the Vidourle river, a four kilometre drive from Sommières, the "Château de la Clotte" was built on the ruins of a roman villa. In 1432, according to historical documents, the castle belonged to Comte Pierre de Gange, but it was in XVIII century that Jean Mouton de la Clotte redesigned the property in the style we see it today.(The name of the cuvée "Mouton" is a tribute to him).

In 1792, when it caught fire, the castle was owned by Comte de Montlaur; his family kept the property until last century. In the nineties, Maryline and Philippe Pagès fell under its spell and purchased the domaine. Since that time they have been working to restore the castle to its former magnificence. . Everything is worked by gravity. The first vintage was 2000.

 

The Chateau Fontane Vineyard 
Back in 1993, they planted
40 hectares. Over time, they realized some parcels were better than others and they made a selection keeping only 25 hectares under vines. The Domaine total acreage is 130 hectares.
It is mostly Clay and Limestone soil.

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