Fond Cypres - 2018 - Le Blanc de Garennes
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Fond Cypres - 2018 - Le Blanc de Garennes

Grenache Blanc, Viogner, Roussanne

Languedoc, France

From the Brigitte Bardot of Corbières and her endearing husband make the wines of Fond Cyprès, a soulful, luscious lineup of Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier, Muscat, Cinsault and blends thereof.
The couple, whose real names are Laetitia Ourliac & Rodolphe Gianesini, is intent on producing wines that express their sultry slice of the Languedoc — specifically, Escales, in the northernmost part of the Corbières AOC. Their domaine begins at the end of a road lined with Cypress trees and extends in either direction across 15ha of lush vegetation, a secret garden of olives, tomatoes, eggplants, wild herbs. 

A co-ferment of Grenache blanc, Viognier and Roussanne from the Garennes parcel, all picked at the same time with different maturities to avoid the Southern French tendency toward “heavy” white wine, which Laetitia and Rodolphe personally don’t care for. They solve this issue by balancing the Viognier and Roussanne, which ripen at the same time, with the Grenache blanc which has yet to reach full maturity at time of harvest. All grapes are direct pressed, co-fermented and aged in barrels for 12 months, lending freshness and tension to the wine. Nothing added, nothing removed. (Super Glou)