This Cotes du Rhone La Petite Fontaine is made by Christian Voeux Winemaker and GM at Chateau La Nerthe in Chateauneuf du Pape. The wine is a blend of carefully selected grapes from around the countryside of the Southern Cotes du Rhone region where the main soils are stony clay and limestone.
This wine is a blend of 60% Grenache noir, 20% Syrah, 15% Cinsault and 5% Carignan. The wine was aged in stainless steel tanks on fine lies for 14 months.
A beautiful nose of blackberry, currants and hits of violets leads to a palate of dark fruit. The wine is very well rounded and fruit forward with flavors of blackberry, ripe dark fruit with a hint of Asian spice.
The wine is priced at approximately $13.
Disclaimer: This wine was a media sample from Pasternak Imports.