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The Cistercian Abbey of Fontfroide (Aude) is one of the most picturesque winery of France, Fontfroide offers a subtle chemistry between former monastic life and modern viticulture, forced to deal with international marketing and advanced technologies! 

The style of the wine is  made of « Freshness, Fruit and Finesse »

It is due to a slow and accomplished maturation, unexpected signature in  Corbières. It represents the epitome of what a shady terroir is able to express, this is the « Terroir de Fontfroide ».

 


Our wines range


Our Best-Selling wines

DEO GRATIAS RED : Syrah 65%, Grenache 35%.

Selection of the oldest vines 

Destemming and crushing directly after harvesting. Fermentation under control temperatures (28 to 30°C).

Mechanical extraction methods of pumping-over and/or rack and return in order to have the best extraction.

Maceration during 25 days after fermentation.

Maturing partly in french oak barrels of 300 L (2nd and 3rd wines) for 14 months.

 

TASTING NOTES :

Color: Deep red with garnet tints.

Nose: Exciting nose with blackcurrant predominating and hints of cocoa and spices.

Palate: Creamy, generous palate, suave, finely oaked with supple tannins, going to a long finish of spices and pepper’s notes

 

85 Wine Enthusiast 2016 on VINTAGE 2013

  

 


DEO GRATIAS WHITE ; Roussanne 80%, Marsanne 20%

Destemming, maceration on skin before fermentation for the Roussane, clarification at 8°C for 36 hours.

Fermentation under controlled temperatures (15°C).

Aged in traditional semi-buried concrete vat covered by Languedoc’s bricks. Majority of the cuvée is fermented and aged in 300 L new French oak barrel with regular stirring to be finally kept 7 months in barrel.

 

TASTING NOTES :

Color:  dark gold

Nose : intense aromas of white‐fleshed fruit, fine minerality with delicate toasty notes.

Palate : Creamy, well-balanced fresh palate combining fruit and fine oak in a long finish.