GUIDE BETTANE ET DESSEAUVE

DOMAINE DE FONTBONAU 
This estate has just been taken over by two wonder boys of the French vineyards: Frédéric Engerer, director of Mr. Francois Pinault wine properties (with of course Château Latour) and Jérôme Malet, who runs the Domaine Sarda-Malet in Roussillon. With 42 hectares, including 14 of vineyards of Grenache and Syrah, and a brand new winery, they gave themselves every means to express the best terroirs still too little known of the Drôme Provençale. The vintage 2009 is already of a very high level.

CÔTES DU RHÔNE 2011 
Domaine de Fontbonau 
Rouge – 2013 à 2018 – 23€

16/20
Well balanced, well-bred, long and slightly spicy 

 

CÔTES DU RHÔNE 2010
Domaine de Fontbonau 

Rouge – 2013 à 2020 – 23€

16/20

Powerfull, well-balanced, black fruits, intense and long but still slightly tight

 

CÔTES DU RHÔNE 2011
Les Chaux de Fontbonau

Rouge – 2013 à 2016 – 11€

15/20

smooth, slightly spicy, less intense compare to 2010 but with seductive velvet tanins

 

CÔTES DU RHÔNE 2010
Les Chaux de Fontbonau
 

Rouge – 2013 à 2016 – 11€

15/20

Intense and ripen fruit, genereous and rich mouth, with balance and roundness

 

  

 

LE GUIDE BETTANE ET DESSEAUVE

DOMAINE DE FONTBONAU
This estate has just been taken over by two wonder boys of the French vineyards: Frédéric Engerer, director of Mr. Francois Pinault wine properties (with of course Château Latour) and Jérôme Malet, who runs the Domaine Sarda-Malet in Roussillon. With 42 hectares, including 14 of vineyards of Grenache and Syrah, and a brand new winery, they gave themselves every means to express the best terroirs still too little known of the Drôme Provençale. The vintage 2009 is already of a very high level.

Domaine de Fontbonau 2009
Côtes du Rhône
17/20

Very rich and with a wonderful creamy texture, the wine is based on a tight and refined tannic structure and develops, with a lot of energy, a palette of black fruits and fine spices. One of the great wines of the vintage!

Domaine de Fontbonau 2008
Côtes du Rhône
15,5/20

A powerful wine with no rusticity or stiffness, expressing a strong Mediterranean character.

Les Chaux de Fontbonau 2009
Côtes du Rhône
15/20

Nice balanced wine, well-structured with an aromatic range more focus on red fruit and a long and a refreshing length.