The Wine: Cypres De Toi Rouge 2019
Fond Cyprès Cyprès De Toi is a blend of Syrah and Grenache grown on calcareous soil and blue marl just outside Escales, a medieval town in the northernmost part of the Corbières AOC. The “vent Cers” or winds from the northwest bring cold, dry weather as a counterpoint to the warm, humid air from the Mediterranean to the east, known as the “vent Marin.” Seriously quaffable, this zero-zero blend is medium-bodied and super clean, light, and chewy with gentle tannins. Crunchy black fruit, a sprinkling of peppercorn, and a long, fresh finish. (source: Minimum Selection)
The Producer: Fond Cyprès
Fond Cyprès is located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of Southern France, specifically, Escales, in the northernmost part of the Corbières AOC – 15 hectares of vines surrounded by woods and olive groves. Laetitia Ourliac & Rodolphe Gianesini adopt sustainable farming in the fields, the estate is certified organic, and low-intervention practices in the cellar. Fond Cyprès is one of the most exciting producers in the region.
The Region: Languedoc-Roussillon