60 Carignan, 30 Grenache Noir, 10 Syrah
60 of wine ages 8-12 months in French oak barrels, remainder in cement tank
This cuve, the domaines basic rouge (which is anything but), was Yvess creation some fifty years ago, and today it remains the estates bread and butter. It should be yours, too. Whole-cluster carbonic fruity goodness mixed with darker licorice notes all go down with a guzzle. Perhaps this rouge is a key to Yvess longevity.
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The first vineyards at Domaine de Fontsainte, in the Corbières appellation, were planted by the Romans. Artifacts found in these vineyards, such as an old coin dating from the time of Marcus Agrippa in 25 A.D., are a testament to its antiquity. The original domaine was built around a thermal spring, which was later named for the local, twelfth-century patron saint, Saint Siméon; hence Fontsainte--the saint's fount. Yves Laboucarié's family has been making wine here since the seventeenth century, and we were lucky to have met him so early on in his career. For over thirty years, KLWM has been proudly importing his wine, and now we work with his son, Bruno. Like his father, one of the first vignerons working with whole cluster fermentation in the region, he believes strongly in the family's legacy of innovation. He has re-equipped the cellars, replanted new vines, and even added new cuvées. Here at KLWM, we make no secret of why we have been working with them since 1978. In their lovely part of France, year in and year out, they are the best. The fairness of their pricing allows us to offer incredible values to our clientele.