Domaine de Fontsainte

Le Clos du Centurion







Silica-clay-limestone; gritty and gravely with some pudding stones.
60% Carignan - 70 yrs old; 30% Grenache Noir, 10% Syrah.
The grapes, which come from 4 micro-parcels (representing 4 ha in total) are hand-picked. Stemmed by hand, Cold fermentation, Pressing is slow and delicate and classic Vinification. The wine stays 6 months in the vat before being placed in barrels.
12 months in French oak barrels. Then finishing in the bottle in the domain's cellars before being sold.
Production 12000 bottles only.





20 Hl per Hectare

Dark and almost opaque purple with ink-coloured tints. The thick legs slowly run down the glass.
Opulent and richly complex: aromas of cherry jam at first, followed by caramelised apples and spices such as vanilla and cinnamon. Next come notes of freshly grilled almonds and cacao pods.




Warmly rich and vivid in the mouth. The elegant tannins and the density of the fruit combine voluptuously, giving a perfect balance. Great elegance is completed at length with notes of torrefaction and pine resin.
  In summary
Such a high-quality wine merits a dish to match its standing, such as carefully prepared game, or a braised tournedos... And don't hesitate to serve it with cheese, like a Saint-Marcelin or a perfectly mature Brie de Meaux!

  Serve at



A wine for laying down par excellence, it will improve for 10 years more.


14,5% vol.


Bordeaux bottle Référence Verte
Natural cork 44 x 24
Case of 6 or 12 bottles laying with dividers
100 cases of 6 or 50 cases of 12 per pallet.






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