Fortant Grand Terroirs Minervois Shiraz Blend 2018
- Shiraz Blend
Minervois is a little region in the south of France that punches WAY above its weight. The reds are almost always some variation on the GSM blend with this one being only grenache and syrah. You’ll find complexity and ripeness with a bit of creaminess and richness on the full palate. The fruit, leaning towards blueberry, and white pepper hints are all supported by evident oak that leads to a long, satisfying finish. You could pay a lot more for something of this quality out of a flashier area of perhaps the Rhône Valley, but you’re a savvy wine buyer, aren’t you?
Full price $40.00 from the producer.
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- Alcohol by Vol.
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- Blend Info
- 80% Syrah, 20% Grenache
- Serving Temp.
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.