Domaine Fond Cyprès - La Syrah de la Pinède 2016



Producer:  Fond Cyprès

Country:  France

Region:  Languedoc-Roussillon

Subregion or Appellation:  Corbières

Viticulture:  Certified Organic 2006

Terroir:  Calcareous soil and blue marl, yet winds are just as important: the “vent Cers” from the northwest brings cold, dry weather as a counterpoint to the warm, humid air to the east, the Mediterranean “vent Marin”

Varieties Grown:  Carignan, Syrah, Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Viognier

Domaine Size:  18 ha


Vibrant, bright, lush

Grapes:  Syrah

Vintage:  2016 Harvest

Fermentation:  4 weeks in concrete

Élevage:  9-10 months in barrique with gentle extractions

ABV: 13.5%

Notes:  ~15 year old vines pruned for low yields, hand harvested and immediately destemmed, indigenous yeast, unfined, unfiltered, minimal added sulfur, vineyard site bordered by forest of pine and Cyprus trees