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Ô Font', Vin de France, Les Deux Cols Bagnols-Sur-Cèze

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This is very much an evolving range of wines. Ô Font (old French for ‘fountain’) is a whole-bunch and foot-trodden field blend of (60%) Grenache, Bourbourlenc, Clairette Rose and some old Terret Noir, raised in old barriques and demi-muid.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
85% Grenache, 15% Terret Noir, Clairette, Clairette Rose, Bourboulen
Genres:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
13%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Southern Rhône
Sub Sub Region:
Southern Rhône
Body:
Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now through 2020
Closure Type:
Screw Top
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£12.99
 

Les Deux Cols

This collaboration was established in 2012 by Anglo-Irishman, Simon Tyrell, Ireland’s leading Rhône importer, and Toulouse-born Charles Derain, previously sommelier to Alain Ducasse at Le Louis XV in Paris. They met when Charles moved to Dublin to take up a position with Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud. They started looking at acquiring vineyards in the Gard in 2009 with the objective of owning 8 hectares around the higher elevation of the Saint-Gervais plateau within the next couple of years. Everything they own – or intend to purchase – will be either organic or in conversion. In addition, they operate a négociant business to source a wider range of fruit.

Tasting Notes

Pale red in colour. Aromas of red cherries, raspberries and green peppers. On the palate it is light bodied, silky and delicate with a fine acidic structure.

Food Matches

Try with braises and stews: long slow cooked roasts of pork or lamb. A good accompaniment also to classic French bistro dishes such as rabbit and hearty Spanish or Portuguese country cooking.