Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Wine of the Week - Font du Vent Cotes-du-Rhône Blanc

This week's featured wine is a traditional white blend from the Southern Rhône. The Font du Vent Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc is made from Viognier, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, and Roussanne. This wine has floral, citrus and tropical fruit aromas, with a fine, mineral finish, making this a wonderful wine with oysters, scallops, fresh pasta dishes or with parma ham, tapenade and olives. 

Originally founded in 1950, Bertrand and Guillaume Gonnet continue their family’s legacy by producing wine in their style, but are also making their own mark. Their commitment to understanding the terroir in terms of how it affects the ripening process, and introducing improvements to the production process have both enhanced the elegance and style of the wine. An important initiative for the winery was the natural shift to organic agriculture. Font du Vent had been operating organically for years, so it was a logical next step to apply for organic certification. Their vines have been in their family for over four generations, and organic farming signifies their commitment to passing on healthy vineyards to the next generation. The grapes for this wine are co-fermented. Made from both domaine and purchased fruit but all contiguous and organic.

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