This article will introduce French Languedoc-Roussillon wine from Domaine Abbaye De Fontfroide And Domain Galtier.
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Abbaye Fontfroide, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
The vineyard, located in Fontfroide, has been in existence for more than 900 years when the Cistercian religious order planted vines to make wines. The Rule of St. Benedict, which governed the life of the community, allowed them to drink wine. Slowly, over time, the monks selected the best plots, learned the “terroir”, chose the best grape varieties, and developed their winemaking methods. Their wine became quite famous. Nicolas de Chevron-Villette’s philosophy of the “new winegrower” is to make wines with a history! A highly diverse but little-known wine appellation, this winegrowing couple’s achievements makes them stand out from the rest and the beauty of a place which bears the marks of the centuries – that’s how you could sum up the originality of the wines of Abbaye de Fontfroide Abbey.
IGP d'Oc Via Hominis Rouge
Small red berries and blackberries. Fresh and frank, pleasant, beautiful aromatic persistence
Age of the vine: 12 years
Ageing potential: 2 years
Culinary Recommendation: To be served at 16 C to 18 C. Good match with everyday dishes.
Corbieres Deo Gratias Rouge
Smooth, generous, sweet, thinly wooded supported by silky tannins, with persistent spicy notes and peppery.
Age of the vine: 25 years
Ageing potential: 5 to 8 years
Culinary Recommendation: To be served at Room temperature. Good match with Red meat, Roasted leg.
Domaine Galtier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Domaine Galtier is located 15 km north of Béziers, in the municipality of Murviel les Béziers. It has been a wine estate since 1760, as the buildings attest. A dovecote, in the shape of a square tower, a bread oven, a well make it possible to understand the agricultural life of this period. The terroir is classified as AOC Saint-Chinian and AOC Languedoc. The estate produces red, rosé and white wines. The estate works on its terroir in sustainable agriculture. Walks from June, jazz in July, moments to share with the winegrower.
Opening on vanilla and almond notes, followed by a floral and plum weft.
Age of the vine: 5 - 20 years
Ageing potential: 4 years
Culinary Recommendation: To be served at 8 C to 10 C. Good match with Scallops, Cooked fish
Vintage 2014: Concours Bettane et Dessauve 2015 (Sliver medal)
Vintage 2015: 86/100 Gilbert & Gaillatd
Languedoc L'esprit des Souche
Typical nose, smoky and garrigue on a background of stone fruit. The mouth is expressive, round, fleshy on a finish of black olives.
Age of the vine: 15 - 25 years
Ageing potential: 8 years
Culinary Recommendation: To serve at 14 C - 16 C. Good match with White meat, Cheese
Vintage 2014: 87/100 Gilbert & Gaillard