Château Fontarèche is surrounded by 160 hectares of vines, which are sustainably farmed. The fruit for this blend of Vermentino, Sauvignon Blanc and Colombard are sourced from the vineyards classified as IGP, situated just across the road from the property. The vines sit on an ancient limestone terrace and are rooted in a combination of gravel and limestone soil covered by large pebbles which contributes a lifted freshness to the wine.
Château de Fontarèche is one of the most historical estates in the Languedoc. It has been in the Mignard family since 1642 and is today owned by Jacques De Lamy. The estate is managed, however, by head winemaker Vincent Dubernet, whose father preceded him as consultant winemaker.
50% Vermentino , 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Colombard
On arrival at the winery, the grapes are destemmed and crushed. The Colombard grapes are macerated on the skins to extract aroma and flavour compounds from the skins, and to add body to the wine. Fermentation takes places in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Racking is then carried out with the fine lees to add texture and weight to the wine. The Vermentino grape is called Rolle in the south of France.
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