Domaine Font de Michelle - Cuvee Etienne Gonnet

Domaine Font de Michelle - Cuvee Etienne Gonnet

Colour: Red
Country: france
Producer: domaine font de michelle
Grape: grenache Mourvedre Syrah
Region: rhone
Appellation: chateauneuf du pape

What a great wine, certainly a favourite here at Onshore Cellars. It is produced only in exceptional vintages from 100+ years old Grenache and very old Syrah and Mourvèdre.

94-96 Points - The Wine advocate

"Tasted from a 600-liter demi-muid, it showed tremendous perfume and lush fruit. The blend, of which approximately 1,250 cases will be produced, features black cherries and tons of spice, plenty of body and chocolaty notes on the long, dusty finish." Joe Czerwinski

Wine Makers Notes

The bouquet is that of ripe fruits morello cherries, blackcurrants, blackberries, liquorice, bay leaves, spice and hints of dark chocolate. A fine wine with a great potential for aging.

Food pairing: Slow roasted lamb, aged rib eye steak served with vegetables, pheasant breast braised in cider.

70 % Grenache, 15 % Syrah, 15 % Mourvèdre.

One of our favourite Rhone producers. They are well worth a visit if you are ever in the area.

Domaine Font de Michelle owns 27 hectares of vines in the Chateauneuf region. 25 hectares are used for planting red wine grapes and 2 hectares are reserved for the production of Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc. Like many estates, the soils and terroirs are spread-out and varied, with different soils. Their best land is situated on the La Crau plateau. They also have vines in the Croix de Bois lieu-dit they purchased in 2016. They have a south east facing terroir with rocks, stone, clay and limestone soils. However, their vineyards are widely dispersed throughout the appellation. The vineyards are farmed using organic farming techniques.

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