Limpid and garnet-coloured, darkened by purple tints. The coloured legs run slowly and cling to the glass. Emblematic notes of the garrigue heath mingle with this supremely harmonious ensemble. A magnificent balance is achieved between the superb and savoury tannins and the fatness and elegance of the mouth. The wine explodes on the palate and finishes at length with notes of crushed almonds.
Hint: With all the undeservedly overpriced wine on the market today, it’s easy to say we’ve found a great deal. Nevertheless, Fontsainte’s Demoiselle takes “value” to the next level: a time-tested terroir and generations of savoir faire yield hedonistic drinkability, uncommon complexity, and long-term cellaring potential, all at an unchanging and quite accessible cost. Century-old Carignan with a hearty dollop of Grenache and Mourvèdre is responsible for this dark, meaty, garrigue-ridden stallion. If past vintages are any indicator, you’ll want to enjoy this today, tomorrow, and much farther down the line.