From the Brigitte Bardot of Corbières and her endearing husband come the wines of Fond Cyprès, a soulful lineup of Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier, and blends thereof.
The couple, Laetitia Ourliac and 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 15 ha of lush vegetation and a secret garden grove of olives, tomatoes, eggplants, and wild herbs.
We first met Laetitia and Rodolphe in the deep, damp recesses of Cave Ackerman on a February afternoon in the Loire, and even then their wines were singing. But when we pulled up to their home the following August and were greeted by bowls of freshly grilled palourdes, mussels, garlic, and parsley cooked in the juice we were about to drink, we understood their wines had made it feel like summer all along.
Current and Upcoming Releases
Cyprès de Toi Rouge 2018 (Coming Spring 2019)
Cyprès de Toi Blanc 2018 (Coming Spring 2019)
Cyprès de Toi Rosé 2018 (Coming Spring 2019)
Premier Jus 2018 (Coming Spring 2019)
Le Carignan de la Source 2017 (Coming Spring 2019)
Le Grenache du bois Saint Jaume 2017 (Coming Spring 2019)
La Syrah de la Pinède 2017 (Coming Spring 2019)
Le Corbières 2017 (Coming Spring 2019)
Le Blanc des Garennes 2017 (Coming Spring 2019)
Retour de Milan 2017 (Coming Spring 2019)