Fortant Grand Terroirs Minervois-La Liviniere SGM 2018
- Textured, savoury
Want the elegance and savouriness of the best of the Northern Rhône without having to empty your savings? The answer is found in the tiny commune of La Liviniere in Minervois in southern France. La Liviniere is known for producing the best reds in the region using the traditional GSM components. This one is 50% syrah, 40% grenache and 10% mourvèdre, making it an SGM (if you’re being pedantic). It’s certified organic and has that Rhône-esque nose of plum and licorice. It’s intense, serious and absolutely delicious. Just read the Decanter review below. Then grab a case and drink like a king on the budget of a commoner.
“Laden with a minty-sweet syrup of figs and grenadine and contrasting smoke, coal-tar and piquillo peppers; a huge, luscious mouthful of smooth, seamless tannins and stunning, rounded fruit.”
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- 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre
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The story of Fortant began in the 1920s with the Skalli family. Originally from Algeria, Robert Skalli fell in love with the wines of southern France. Thus began his affair with the grape, planting vines in his home country and producing wines of generosity from low-yielding vines. In 1961, Robert’s son Francis fell in love with the very same French wines (probably drinking through his dad’s cellar - condoned or not), the Languedoc-Roussillon in particular. The beautiful backdrop of the Med became Fortant HQ, now over four generations. Throughout the Languedoc Roussillon, Fortant employ three unique terroirs and a warm climate to produce a range of excellent wines styles. In 2011 the Skalli family joined forces with the iconic Boisset family, wine royalty of France, and are now gaining well-deserved traction on the world stage.