Château de Fontarèche is one of the historic estates in the Languedoc. It has been in the Mignard family since 1642 and is today owned by Jacques De Lamy. The estate is managed, however, by head winemaker Vincent Dubernet, whose father preceded him as consultant winemaker.
The grapes for this wines are sourced from the vineyards beside and behind the Château, which are classified as Corbières AOC. It is a blend of the oldest vines of Carignan, Syrah and Mourvèdre, the oldest vines being a parcel of Carignan planted in 1962. The vines sit on an ancient limestone terrace and are rooted in a combination of gravel and limestone soil covered by large pebbles. This combination of soil lends an elegance and suppleness to the finished wine.
This wine reveals fragrant aromas of black fruits with a hint of fresh herbs. The pure blackberry fruit character lingers on the vibrant palate, balanced by supple tannins and a long finish.