Chateau Fontanche is in the village of Quarante, a small French village in the south of France, St. Chinian appellation. The vines of Château Fontanche are located on the limestone plateau overlooking the village of Quarante at an altitude of 656.2 ft. The 30 acres of vines extend on very high-quality terroir through woods and valleys, offering a magnificent view of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Sea.
For the estate, these are old vines with an average of 60-year growth. The wines of the property are exported all over the world while preserving traditional and family values: it is not uncommon to come across 3 generations working side by side in the vineyards.
The name LES UYERES comes from the name of a 12th century castle which is located close to the Chateau Fontanche.
Wine Maker: Gilles Cantons
Coming from a family of winegrowers, Gilles Cantons was born in the little town of Capestang located 8km from the estate. Initially, Gilles Cantons was focused on the winetrade, while mulling the idea of one day being able to produce his own wine. The story begins in 2014, when at the age of 50 he falls under the spell of Château Fontanche, a property not far from the family village and located in the heart of a protected natural site.
Wines from Château Fontanche St. Chinian
Château Fontanche St. Chinian “Les Uyeres” 2019 rouge
Blend: 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 20% Carignan
Located at the foothills of the Cevennes mountains, St. Chinian is one of the most prestigious appellations in the Languedoc. This handcrafted cuvee Les Uyeres is made from 60-year-old vines by eco-friendly winemaker, Gilles Cantons. The wine is complex, spicy and mineral, with aromas of ripe red fruits, licorice, and garrigue spices. On the palate, it is fruity, spicy, and bold, with a long well-structured finish. Drink over the next 5 years with meats, cheeses, or hearty dishes.
Château Fontanche St. Chinian Rosé 2021 “Les Uyeres”, Languedoc
Blend: 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 20% Cinsault
Located at the foothills of the Cevennes mountains, Saint Chinian is one of the most prestigious appellations of the Languedoc. This handcrafted cuvee Les Uyeres is made from young vines by eco-friendly winemaker Gilles Cantons. Pale pink in color, with aromas of white flower, fresh red fruits, apples, and peaches. On the palate, the wine is fruity, bright, and refreshing, with a smooth texture and a lively fruity finish.
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