Fond Cyprès 'Cyprès de Toi Rouge'
Origin: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Grape(s): 75% Syrah, 25% 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 Sea 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.
About The Winemaker:
Laetitia Ourliac & Randolphe Gianesinit are the winemakers & owners behind Fond Cyprès. The couple is intent on producing wines that express their sultry slice of the Languedoc - specifically, Escales. Their domaine begins at the end of a road lined with Cypress tress, and extends in either direction along 15ha of lush vegetation, a secret garden of olives, tomatoes, eggplants, wild herbs, and newly-born kittens!