Fondrèche, Blanc, 2016

Côtes du Ventoux, Rhône, France

Fondrèche, Blanc, 2016

Côtes du Ventoux, Rhône, France



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Grape Varietes: Roussanne 30%, Grenache Blanc 30%, Clairette 30%, Rolle 10% Wine Style: Softer Riper Whites Winemaker: Sebastien Vincenti Optimum Drinking: 2017-2020 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: CFW Code: 102954 Alcohol: 13%
Estate Notes

Fondrèche's most recent release of its stunning southern French white is wonderfully complex, ripe and fat, balanced by its underlying mineral signature.

The 2016 Blanc vintage has benefited from the addition of Vermentino (aka rolle) and a high proportion of Roussanne in the blend. It was fermented in oak barrel and cask, then racked immdiately, put into tank with the lees and bottled after six months.

Sébastien Vincenti and Nanou Barthélemy’s Domaine de Fondrèche is widely recognised as one of the very best producers in the Ventoux appellation. What is more, their wines remain exceptional value, despite the ever increasing fame and demand.

Winemaker Sebastien Vincenti loves his terroir and believes that his vines are stronger when treated naturally, including 100% organic manure, no chemical herbicides, and complimentary planting between rows to prevent erosion, promote microbial life and aerate the soil.


Vivid mineral freshness with floral white fruits, citrus and fresh fig, and underlying creamy depth. Well balanced and defined on the palate, fat in the centre with fine fresh acidity and minerality, and good intensity behind.