2007 La Font du Vent "Les Promesses" Côtes du Rhône

SKU #1052109

This estate is owned and run by brothers Michel and Jean Gonnet of Domaine Font de Michelle in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The Gonnet’s own 75 acres of vineyards comprised of almost 170 small plots in and around the appellation. The Font du Vent property is located on the western side of the Rhône, across the river from Châteauneuf, in the village of Domazan. Though appellation Côte du Rhône, they maintain these vines with the same meticulous care afforded to those in their Châteauneuf parcels. Leaf-pulling and crop-thinning keeps yields low and hand-harvesting all the fruit ensures only the best bunches are vinified in the gravity fed winery. This elegant bottling of Côtes du Rhône is a blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre. All of the fruit is de-stemmed, and then vinified in tank. The wine is bottled unfiltered. The Font du Vent Les Promesses displays lovely red fruits with notes of crushed black pepper. 14% abv.

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By: John Majeski |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/31/2010  | Send Email
This is a sensational, supple Côtes du Rhône, more a baby CDP in character, with polished, medium-bodied redcurrant fruit, spicy nuances, fine tannins and a pure, silky finish. A few more years will add even more complex notes to this well-balanced, delicious wine.
Top Value!

By: Mike Barber |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 6/10/2010  | Send Email
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This is a gorgeous cote du rhone- with elegant plum, strawberry, and dust backed up with white pepper and gentle tannin. A great wine for the price.
Top Value! Drink from 2010 to 2015

 By: principalchef |  Review Date: 1/17/2010 
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This wine was a treat. Many layers with wonderful complexity. Had it with a Ribeye steak and absolutely loved it (but I was enjoying it without the steak too). Medium to full bodied and a solid value.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Alcohol Content (%): 14