Domaine Fontanel AMAE 2022

In stock
Product Details
Producer: Domaine Fontanel
Country: France
Region: Languedoc - Roussillon
Sub Region: IGP Cotes Catalanes
Grape Variety: Grenache Blanc/Roussanne
ABV: 12.5%
Style: White Wine
Classification: IGP Cotes Catalanes

Domaine Fontanel AMAE is a brilliant example of the quality of wine that is coming out of the Roussillon just now. It is made from a blend of Grenache Blanc and Roussanne and is brimming with white fruit flavours, fleshy stone fruit and finely balanced spicy oak notes. It is rich and textured on the palate with fresh fruit notes of white peach, citrus and attractive apricot. Brilliant with white meats, especially turkey.

Domaine Fontanel is an unassuming winery built into the terraced main street of the sleepy town of Tautavel. It couldn’t be owned by a nicer couple in Elodie & Matthieu Collet who took over the Domaine in early 2017. Pierre Fontanel, the previous owner, remains on the team as consultant wine maker and together they have formed a formidable team which blends the traditional knowhow of Pierre with the modern, forward-thinking approach of Elodie and Matthieu. The Domaine has 20 hectares under vine which are now farmed organically and the youthful philosophy of Elodie and Matthieu is starting to shine through in the vines. The winery has always had a reputation for making quality wines, but it might be fair to say that under Pierre the wines were quite old school, relatively high in tannin and not very approachable in their youth. This has been remedied and the wines are now softer, juicier and fruit driven. Elodie and Matthieu also continue to make fortified styles of wine which are deliciously versatile pudding wines that, although slightly unfashionable, are terrific value and super popular.

Save this product for later