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Domaine la Fourmone Vacqueyras Cuvée Le Fleurantine 2022

Grenache Blanc, Clairette & Roussanne

A surface of light beige sandy-clay with small limestone fragments. The sand brings additional freshness to the wine.

Light straw yellow in colour. Delightful fruity and floral sensations on the nose with notes of citrus and minerals. Medium-bodied on the palate with a touch of buttery fatness. The flavours are a lovely harmony of jasmine and honeysuckle balanced by fresh citrus notes. Best drunk at least 18 months after the harvest to allow is complex flavours to develop.

18.70

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Producer profile

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. Winemaking is traditional. Concrete vats are used for the fermentation and ageing of the reds. A very small percentage of the white Vacqueyras and the old vine cuvées red are aged in 600 litre demi-muids, so there is next to no oak flavour influence on the wines.The Vacqueyras wines are grown on the northern sector where sand predominates, thus producing slikly tannin wines with exuberant red fruit complexity, The old vine “Ceps d’Or” cuvée is often fermented with the stems and can age for up to ten to fifteen years in a good vintage. The sand also bring great freshness to the Vacqueyras white. The Gigondas terroir is located on the small section of the appellation that is south facing which brings riper, bigger fruit than is generally found in the other wines of the appellation. La Fourmone’s Gigondas soils are very high in limestone content which underpin a great mineral edge to their two cuvées.
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