Domaine La Fourmone Vacqueyras Les Ceps d’or

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Domaine la Fourmone is a multi-generational domaine and is currently run by sister, Florentine and brother, Albin Combe. The property dates back to the mid-1700’s when it originally producing wheat. Wine began to be grown in the last 19th century and thent became the crop after Julien Combe purchased the property in 1910. The domaine cultivates 41 ha (104 acres) of vineyards of which, 20ha are in Vacqueyras, 10ha are in Gigondas and 7ha of Côtes-du-Rhône and IGP and 4ha of vines on the southern edge of the Dentelles hills that reside in the Ventoux appellation.

“Les Ceps d’Or” comes from a blend of mainly Grenache and Mourvèdre. It expresses the imprint of the 50 years of our goblet-pruned vines. The berries are delicately harvested on the northern and eastern limits of the Vacqueyras appellation.
The plots come from two islands located on the plateau of the appellation at the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail, a massif well known for its geological richness.
The first islet is located in the Piedmont de Beauregard region. The soil is made up of dark beige marly silts, cut by broken slabs of Miocene molasses at a depth of one meter. This terroir requires a lot of effort from the vines to slide their rootlets into the cracks and deploy meters of roots. This effort gives the wine a singular complexity and aromatic richness.
The second islet is located at the northern limit of the Cône de la Font des Papes terroir. A surface of light beige clay-sandy silt with small limestone fragments with a well-developed root profile up to two meters deep. The materials from this terroir have all the criteria favorable to the vine: freshness and good water reserve.

 

 

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Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines 

Colour  Garnet
Nose  Subtle aromas of ripe fruit and spice
Palate  Beautiful, ample and bold Vacqueyras, all round and well structured. A broad-shouldered wine whose taste journey ends with a long and textured finish.

Fact Sheet 

Size  75 cl 
Grape Variety  Old vines of 70% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre
Alcohol %  14.5%
Style  Fresh and layered medium bodied Rhone Red
Estate/Producer  Domaine La Fourmaine
Country  France
Region  Rhone
Vintage  2016
Vinification  The berries are delicately harvested on the northern and eastern limits of the Vacqueyras appellation. Aging 90% in concrete vats
10% in oak barrels (600 liters)
Closure  Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential    Great ageing potential of up to 15 years after bottling

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