Domaine Fond Croze Côtes du Rhône Villages Vaison-la-Romaine “Les Vieux Ceps de Raymond”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This wine comes from their estate vineyard in Saint-Roman-De-Malegarde. Its exposure on the North side of the hill offers a magnificent freshness.
- Vineyard of Saint-Roman-De-Malegarde, stony clay-limestone hillsides, with a North-West exposure.
Varietal Composition: 100% Carignan
Elaboration: The harvest is sorted and destemmed, then the vinification takes place in a concrete tank. Aging in concrete tanks for one year.
Tasting Notes: This wine has a very intense color, a beautiful shine with a ruby red color. Its very delicate, fine and elegant nose, with notes of elderberry, wild black berries, with spices that mixes with the bouquet. with lots of roundness on the palate and very fine tannins. We find aromas of ripe fruit berries with a spicy touch.
2016 – 91 Jeb Dunnuck
2017 – 91 Wine Advocate
2018 – 89-92 Jeb Dunnuck
2022 – 90 Jeb Dunnuck
Domaine Fond Croze is truly a family business – any and all of the family are likely to be at the cave when you go to visit.
Charles Long first purchased land outside Saint Roman de Malegarde after returning from World War I. His son, Raymond, expanded the vineyards once he started full-time in the business and today, Raymond’s sons Bruno (the winemaker) and Daniel (the vineyard manager) are the 3rd generation.
The Longs produce a wide range of honest and unpretentious wines from their 70 hectares. From 2009, Domaine Fond-Croze follows organic methods.