No region in France has produced more sub $20 wine bargains, in my opinion and for my palate then the Languedoc. I was excited to find another one to try at a very nice $15 price. I searched the web for info on the wine, not finding a lot. But there were many positive reviews that this was a real gem, great wine, get while it’s hot, etc….
So here is what I found with the Chateau Fontane Cuvée M, I opened the bottle and had it over the course of two consecutive evenings. In the glass the wine is dark inky plum color. I poured a glass and came back to it several times over the course of an hour to get the nose characteristics. The wine is big bright fruit, strawberry, bright cherry, strawberry jam, I struggled to find much if any earth notes. In the mouth the wine is dry with med tannins and fairly smooth, light pepper and then back to the fruit, strawberry and strawberry candy, almost a light jolly rancher taste.
So there you go, it’s not a bad wine if you really like super fruit forward wines, it’s not really what I was personally looking for.
Chatt Wine Rating (1-10) – 4
Region – Languedoc, France
Varietal – 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah
Vineyard/Producer – Chateau Fontane
Importer – Kysela Pere et Fils Imports
Purchased From – Riverside Wine