Domaine de Fontsainte - Boutenac
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A.O.P. Corbières
Domaine de Fontsainte

Domaine de Fontsainte - Boutenac

Domaine de Fontsainte - Boutenac

Domaine de Fontsainte - Boutenac

Domaine de Fontsainte - Boutenac

Domaine de Fontsainte - Boutenac
Domaine de Fontsainte - Boutenac

Domaine de Fontsainte is in the heart of the Corbières celebrated ‘Golden Crescent’ - one of the appellation’s most beautiful and beneficent terroirs.

Fontsainte's intensely sunny, gently sloping, south south-east facing vineyards shelter from cold north-east winds on the flank of a 500-hectare pinewood massif.

The domain dominates the landscape around the hamlet of Boutenac, enjoying panoramic views. Fontsainte’s vineyards, just 95m in altitude, benefit from a pristine environment (far from industrial or urban developments) plus alternating Mediterranean and oceanic influences.

Innovation is a tradition at Fontsainte. We were among the first to practice carbonic maceration (vinifying whole grapes) and barrel aging. For us, innovation means looking forward - with thermo regulated 150 hl stainless steel vats (right) - and backward - with traditional 200 hl cement vats, whose thermo stability is legendary.

But more important than our equipment is how we use it.
..
Red Wine = Red Wine Rosé = Rosé

Our wines are the product of strict vineyard practices and judicious oenological work. To achieve low yields and concentrated fruit, we practice: rigorous pruning and trellising; green harvesting; manual picking at optimal maturity using small crates; careful selection of grapes. In the vinification and maturing cellars, consultant oenologist Claude Gros advises on the best methods to extract the aromas and flavours carefully nurtured in the vineyard. This involves: gentle pressing, temperature-controlled vinifications, gravity-fed operations, atmosphere-controlled cellar aging, and domain bottling.
 
  Specialties

Vineyards - La Demoiselle, Les Oliviers, Le Four, Le Petit Nice...


Fontsainte is many vineyard parcels, each with its own particularities. Our most celebrated is La Demoiselle (the official geological survey name), which gives its name to our wine La Demoiselle - its Carignan vines celebrated their 100th birthday in 2004.

Fontsainte's diversity of parcels allows us to maximize the affinities between soil type, aspect, micro-climate and grape variety - to make great terroir wines. Recent replantings - including Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache Gris - have all benefited from exhaustive geology studies of Fontsainte's various parcels' soil structure.

Since Fontsainte's establishment in 1971, vineyard work has been environmentally-sustainable and driven by the credo: "great wines are made in the vineyard". So, we apply a policy of strict pruning to the gobelets (right), while new vines are trellis-trained; treatments are restricted to a minimum (about half of what's typical), localised and not systematic; harvesting is entirely by hand, using small crates.

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Domaine de Fontsainte - Boutenac

Domaine de Fontsainte - Boutenac

Domaine de Fontsainte - Boutenac

Domaine de Fontsainte - Boutenac
Opening Domaine de Fontsainte - Boutenac:

- 01 january to 31 december - From 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00
- Closed day(s): Sunday
Qualité Tourisme Qualité Sud de France  Lézignan-Corbières Tourisme ROUTES 20 Corbières - Les Routes des Vins Pays Touristiques de Corbières en Minervois
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* Pets allowed
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Corbières

A.O.P. Corbières

The Corbières is one of the wildest areas of France with one of the lowest population densities. It is picturesque with wine growing areas alternating with garigue and mountainous countryside. It is located mainly in the Aude département and partly in the Pyrénées-Orientales département. The River Aude borders the Corbières to the west and north. To the south is the River Agly and to the east the the Mediterranean Sea. The name Corbières comes from "cor" a pre-Celtic word meaning "rock" and "berre" from the River Berre which runs through Durban. The eastern part of the Corbières with its Etangs, borders the the Mediterranean Sea and is called the Corbières maritimes. It has its own distinctive climate and characteristic vegetation known as thermomediterranean vegetation...


The Grapes

The Grapes

There are thousands of grape varieties contributing to a vast array of different wine styles with each variety having its own distinct flavours and characteristics. Varieties can be made uniquely to make a wine, in whch case the wine is known as a varietal, or collectively with other varities, when the wine is known as a blend. The soils and ‘terroirs’ in the Aude area are very varied, from Schist, Sandstone, Marl, Gravel, Pebbles, Limestone, to Granit and Alluvial soil; thus making many marvelous and different styles of wine. Also in this massive area are many different grape varieties, the reds include Carignon, Cinsault, Granache Noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. The whites, Chardonnay, Granache blanc, Picpoul, Marsanne, Roussanne, Vermantino, Mauzac, Chenin and Clairette...


Alcohol Abuse is dangerous for your health.
Drink Moderately!
 
  Domaine de Fontsainte
 
Cellars and Domains
 
Domaine de Fontsainte
Route de Ferrals
11200 Boutenac
 
Phone +33 4.68.27.07.63
Fax +33 4.68.27.62.01
 
Email -
earl.laboucarie@aliceadsl.fr

Website -
www.fontsainte.com
Rates -
Rosé: 11.00 €
Red Wine: 6.95 € to 14.50 €
 
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Narbonne

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