2017 Fond Cyprès de Toi Rouge
In 1998, Laetitia Ourliac and Rodolphe Gianesini found a somewhat forgotten vineyard of 18 acres in Escales near Lézignan in the appellation of Corbières. For 6 years they undertook winemaking training and began the slow work required to develop their land in the ancient manner, by creating terraces and planting vines: Carignan, Syrah and Grenache for red wine and Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Viognier for white - Fond Cyprès was born in 2004. This is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan that is fermented and aged in tank for 8 months before bottling. This wine has basically taken Paris wine Bars by storm over the past couple of years - I can see why as it is generous, fresh, succulent and delicious. Light to medium bodied, it is refreshing and fruit driven.