Grenache 80%, Syrah 20%.
Color : Intense dark red
Nose : Black fruits notes (blackberries), spicy touches (grey pepper, eucalyptus, cinnamon, clove).
Palate : Rich and powerfull wine. Frank attack with light sweetness. Mid-palate marked by a nice freshness with a finish more structured by neat tannins.
Duck à l’orange, jugged hare, prime rib of beef.
Cuvée Chateau Fonsalade Rouge can be best drank at a temperature of 17° and kept 10 years.
60 year old vines planted in 1957at 282 meters of altitude on the hill side.
Soil : Limestone, clay, schist.
Density : 4000 vines/ha.
Yield : 30hl/ha.
Fermentation in thermoregulated concrete vat.
Ageing 20% in oak barrels for 12 months.
Volume 20,000 bottles.