Domaine Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot Minervois Les Fontanilles 2009 (203)

Domaine Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot Minervois Les Fontanilles 2009 (203)

France - Languedoc-Roussillon - Minervois Promotion
Rhone Blend

This cuvee is made of 4 cepages, coming from soils dominated by Assignan sandstone, facing north and west.These small plots, surrounded by scrubland, pines, thyme, rosemary and cistus, comprising:

2.50 Ha of 20 year old Grenache
1.60 Ha of 20 year old Syrah
1.45 Ha of 45 year old Carignan
1.20 Ha of 40 year old Cinsault

Each cepage is complete, and brings to the cuvee its own characteristics. One fruitiness and freshness, another sweetness, another depth and length, the other distinction and energy.

Special AUD$29.50
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Professional Reviews

Jancis Robinson

Les Fontanilles is the freshest, fruitiest and arguably most burgundian, from north facing plots on mainly the flaky grey sediments known as grès.


Rosemary George MW

Fontanilles is a place where there is water, maybe a spring or fountain. A quarter each of Cinsaut, Grenache, Syrah and Carignan. All the Syrah is aged in wood, and most of the Carignan, which amounts to about 30 per cent of the cuvée. The vines for this are north facing and there is a definite freshness to the wine, with some tannin and an elegant lift on the finish. It is very harmonious and rounded.


Robert Parkers's Wine Advocate

A shrubby, resinous and pungently herbal overtone suggestive of marjoram and rosemary, along with notes of blond tobacco compliment the scents and flavors of ripe, diverse black fruits in Gros and Tollot's 2009 Fontanilles, which offers a seamlessly ripe, texturally refined,and luscious intensity all the way through to an invigoratingly pungent, saliva-inducingly saline finish. This ought to perform well for at least 5/7 years. 90 Points

Darren's Notes

Producer's Notes

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