2016 Les Vignerons de Fontès "Prieuré Saint-Hippolyte" Languedoc Blanc SKU #1309240


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Tasting Notes

Les Vignerons de Fontes is a cooperative winemaking facility in the hills outside the village of Pezenas in the Languedoc. Oenologist Corinne Pastourel oversees the project that has a host of growers spread throughout the region over a range of terroirs. Soil types include schist, basalt, limestone and clay. Thirty of these growers formed the cooperative in the 1930s and now their numbers surpass 200. K&L co-founder Clyde Beffa met Corinne years ago and forged the relationship that would bring us some of our most popular value wines coming from the south of France. The Blanc is a blend of Vermentino, Grenache Blanc and Clairette that is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks preserving the freshness and cleanliness of the wine. The Blanc is crisp and inviting with flavors of pear, citrus rind and lilies. A delight to quaff on its own or serve it with any number of hearty salads or fish dishes.

Staff Reviews

  • Jim Barr
    By: Jim Barr
    K&L Staff Member
    Several years back while on one of his many buying trips to France, Clyde discovered the exceptional productions of this Southwestern, Languedoc producer and decided to begin importing them for us. Instead of importing their entire line, Clyde made the decision, at that time, to bring in only their fabulous Rosé, which we rapidly sold through some 400 cases after it arrived. Then last year, he decided to also bring in not only their Rosé, but also their Blanc and Rouge, which were equally wonderful wines. I am solidly in love with their Blanc, which is a blend of Grenache Blanc (75%) and Viognier (25%). This is a lovely refreshing, clean, crisp, mouthwatering Gem with the Grenache Blanc providing a lime zest to Chilean jasmine fruit tone, while the Viognier adds a honeydew melon quality with viscosity and weight (not reductive from wood aging – all stainless steel) in the mouth. The nose is distinctive and floral, and the finish refreshing and bright. According to The Bean, we need several cases of this Gem to have with our fish dinners. Drink near-term. A DELIGHTFUL. QUAFFING VALUE!!!…..A K&L WINE MERCHANTS’ DIRECT IMPORT….. ***** 13.0% ABV *****
    Drink from 2016 to 2020


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