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Vinification

Innovation is a tradition at Fontsainte. We were among the first to practice carbonic maceration (vinifying whole grapes) and barrel aging. For us, innovation means looking forward - with thermo regulated 150 hl stainless steel vats (right) - and backward - with traditional 200 hl cement vats, whose thermo stability is legendary. But more important than our equipment is how we use it.

 

 

 

For example, every possible operation is gravity-fed - in fact, we designed the cellars to incorporate this advantage. Ours are not technology-driven wines: the equipment helps us express our terroir, our grape varieties, our judiciously managed vineyards, and what nature accords us.

Vinifications at Fontsainte are a collaborative effort. Our oenologue, Claude Gros, is with us at every stage - with his advice, we continue to develop a better understanding of how to extract the best from our grapes.


 
 

 

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Domaine de Fontsainte

Route de Ferrals - 11200 Boutenac - France

Tel: +33(0)4 68 27 07 63 - Fax: +33(0)4 68 27 62 01

Email: earl.laboucarie@aliceadsl.fr

www.fontsainte.com