Red

Fontaine Du Clos, 'Liberté' Rouge, Vaucluse IGP, 2019, Rhône, France

£11.99

A good modern Rhône red wine, which is less full-on than some other traditional styles but still packs a strong fruit punch. It has nice dark fruits and a touch of earthiness. It's an interspersing blend with Grenache alongside Cabernet Franc, and local variety Caladoc making up the balance. Very vibrant, lively, youthful, and grippy.

Fontaine du Clos benefits from a unique location, with Chateneauf-du-Pape to the south west and Vacqueyras to the north east presided by the peaks of the Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux. The Bernier family has established Fontaine do Clos as the one of the most well-regarded vine nurseries in the Rhône, supplying growers all over France with the best rootstock and grafts. Having established a firm reputation as specialist in ampelography, wood selection, grafting and planting, they eventually decided to apply their knowledge in-house and develop their own range of wines.

Producer: Fontaine Du Clos

Country: France

Region: Rhône

Grapes: Grenache, Caladoc, Cabernet Franc

Alcohol: 14.0%

Vintage: 2019

Status: Organic