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Abbaye de Fontfroide - Cuvée Déo Gratias 2016

Abbaye de Fonfroide

Abbaye de Fontfroide - Cuvée Déo Gratias 2016

A grand white wine!

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The perfect match White fish with white asparagus and a cream sauce

  • Powerful
  • Complex
  • Spicy
  • Fruity
  • Wood

£15.21 was £16.90 per bottle

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An expert's opinion

It's with great pride and a little sadness that I present the cuvée 'Deo Gratias' of my late friend Nicolas de Chevron Villette. He was responsible for turning the vineyards of the abbey into a place where the must-taste white wines of Corbières are created. When you taste the wine, look out for the superb honey and fruit flavours, with a streak of minerality that speaks of this wonderful terroir. Thank you, Nicolas, for this superb white wine and your tireless work over the years.

Jean-Michel Deluc. Head Sommelier of Petit Ballon.
The estate

Abbaye de Fonfroide

Languedoc-Roussillon is touched by grace: this Benedictine and then Cistercian abbey was first built in 1093 and has reinvented itself over the years, without ever abandoning its true purpose. The monks work the vines themselves and the reputation has evolved over the centuries due to the diligence and hard work of these men. The ancient cellars of the abbey have been rennovated and the estate is now able to receive visitors, who will be able to see the vineyards stretching out from around the abbey itself. The success of the estate today is a tribute to the tireless efforts of Nicolas de Chevron Villette, responsible for the health and quality of the vineyards and eternal champion of the Narbonne region. Cheers to you, Nicolas!

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Service 12°

Decanting 30 min
  • ic-meat

    Meat Chicken cooked in cream

  • ic-cheese

    Cheese Fresh cheese with herbs.

  • ic-fish

    Fish Monkfish, salmon with mint

  • ic-vegetable

    Vegetables White asparagus

  • Desserts No dessert recommendations for this wine

  • Eye The wine has a golden colour with silver reflections, suggesting youth and freshness

  • Nose On the nose there are enticing aromas of angelica, citrus, pear, white peach and honeyed white flowers

  • Mouth On the palate the wine is soft and honeyed, almost sweet, finishing with cooler, fresher citrus flavours

  • Origin : Languedoc

  • Appellation : AOP Corbières

  • Grapes : Roussanne, Marsanne

  • Culture : Conventional

  • Capacity : 750 mL

  • Alcohol : 13%

  • Sulfite : Yes

  • Price per liter : £27.33
    (Subscribers: £22.53)

Peak 2018
Keeping potential 2022
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