Domaine Fond Croze Rasteau Le Haut Plateau
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This wine comes from a selection of old vines on their most beautiful parcels located at the top of the sunny slopes of the Rasteau appellation at 1,150 feet.
- The perfect balance between the power of the terroir of the Rasteau appellation and the freshness of the altitude of these parcels located on the High Plateau.
- This ripe Grenache will amaze you with its complexities.
Varietal Composition: 100% Grenache
Elaboration: Manual harvest, vinification of more than 1 month. Aging in New french oak barrels of 500 Liters for one year.
Tasting Notes: This dark wine with purple reflection, offers a beautiful shine. Its powerful and fleshy nose is defined by notes of black fruit, vanilla and roasting On the palate, a frank attack with the sweetness of an exceptional sweetness that marries perfectly with a powerful fruit.
2017 – 92+ Wine Advocate | 91-93 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.