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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

COTES-DU-RHONE BLANC

"LES PROMESSES"

Appellation: Côtes-du-Rhone AOC
Varietal: Viognier, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne

Technical sheet

CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE BLANC

"CUVEE TRADITION"

Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC
Varietal:
30% Grenache Blanc,

30% Clairette, 30% Roussanne,

10% Bourboulenc

Technical sheet

90 pts WA - CdP Blanc 2018

91 pts Vinous - CdP Blanc 2017

90 pts JD - CdP Blanc 2016
88 pts WA - CdP Blanc 2016
90 pts WA - CdP Blanc 2015

COTES-DU-RHONE ROSE

"LES PROMESSES"
Appellation: Côtes-du-Rhone AOC
Varietal: 50% Cinsault, 50% Grenache

Technical sheet

COTES-DU-RHONE ROUGE

"LES PROMESSES"
Appellation: Côtes-du-Rhone AOC
Varietal: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault

Technical sheet

Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirit

Competition 2019 (no tasting note)

COTES-DU-RHONE SINARGUES

"NOTRE PASSION"

Appellation: Côtes-du-Rhône Villages AOC

Varietal:  50% Grenache, 50% Syrah
Technical sheet

Signargues Cotes du Rhones Villages Notr

VENTOUX "LA JEANETTE"

Appellation: Ventoux AOC
Varietal:  80% Grenache, 20% Syrah
Technical sheet

GIGONDAS "L'OLIVIA"

Appellation: GIGONDAS AOC
Varietal:  90% Grenache, 10% Syrah
Technical sheet

Font du vent L'Olivia Gigondas Front lab

RASTEAU "LA MADO"

Appellation: Ventoux AOC
Varietal:  80% Grenache, 20% Syrah
Technical sheet

Font du vent La Mado Rasteau Front label

CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE ROUGE

"CUVEE TRADITION"

Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC
Varietal: 70% Grenache Rouge, 10% Syrah,

10% Mourvèdre, 10% field blend
Technical sheet

90-92 pts WA - CdP Rouge 2018

90 pts WA - CdP Rouge 2017

91 pts WA - CdP Rouge 2016

90-92 pts JD - CdP Rouge 2016
92 pts WA - CdP Rouge 2015

92 pts JD - CdP Rouge 2015

CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE

"CUVEE ETIENNE GONNET"

Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC

Varietal: 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah,

15% Mourvèdre
Technical sheet

93-95 pts WA - Etienne Gonnet 2018

95 pts WS - Etienne Gonnet 2016

94-96 pts WA - Etienne Gonnet 2016

93-95 pts JD - Etienne Gonnet 2016

95 pts WA - Etienne Gonnet 2015

CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE

"CUVEE ELEGANCE DE JEANNE"

Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC

Varietal: 90% Grenache, 10% field blend 
Technical sheet

94 pts WA - Elegance de Jeanne 2017

94-96 pts WA - Elegance de Jeanne 2016

91-93 pts JD - Elegance de Jeanne 2016

GENERAL INFORMATION
 

 

Producer: Famille Gonnet

Country: France
Region: Rhône Valley
Founded: 1950
Annual Production (of all wines): 500,000 bottles
Farming: Certified Organic (Ecocert), Biodynamic, Sustainable, Vegan
Websitewww.famillegonnet.com

In 1950 Etienne Gonnet created Font de Michelle with vines planted across 30 hectares of adjoining land. Etienne sold his wine to negociants and hoped to bottle his own wine some day but would never live to see his dream become a reality. In 1975, following Etienne’s untimely death, his sons Jean and Michel took control of the estate. They wanted to create full-bodied wines that were concentrated, refined and showcased the qualities of the terroir. Throughout the next 30 years, Jean and Michel achieved their goal and also received many accolades and medals for their wines.

 

In 2006, it was time to pass the family’s estate and traditions on to their own sons, Bertrand and Guillaume, who also shared their family’s passion for winemaking. They had both completed studies in oenology, and further expanded upon their technical knowledge with time working and living in Bordeaux, Burgundy, New Zealand, Australia and the USA.

 

Today, Bertrand and Guillaume proudly continue their fathers’ legacy by producing wine in their style, but are also making their own mark. They have enhanced the elegance and style of the wine via their commitment to understanding the terroir in terms of how it affects the ripening process and introducing improvements to the production process. After recently expanding their land holdings to include additional lieu dit, the Gonnet family decided to rebrand their Domaine Font de Michelle, Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines under their family brand Font du Vent.

 

An important initiative for the winery was the natural shift to organic agriculture. The domaines Font de Michelle and Font du Vent had been operating organically for years, so it was a logical next step to apply for organic certification. Their vines have been in the family for over four generations, and organic farming signifies their commitment to passing on healthy vineyards to the next generation. Within their vineyards, co-planting is common, which is important to the Gonnet family. They are also incorporating more Biodynamic principles into their viticulture, but do not currently plan on pursuing certification.

 

After hand harvesting, fruit is sorted twice - once in the vineyard and then again when it arrives at the domaine. Vinification is entirely gravity-fed and the wine is treated gently from the start. They pump over by hand, only once a day, always keeping the fruit and complexity in mind.

 

In 2006, the brothers began to separate the plots during the vinification process in order to observe the differences in how the wines age, as well as identify strengths and weaknesses. They also changed the aging process of some of the wines, using more stainless steel tanks, and demi muids (600 L barrels) to age the Grenache.

 

Font de Vent is made up of five parcels - Font de Michelle, La Crau, La Pierre Plantée, Chartreuse and Croix de Bois. Domaine Font de Michelle received organic certification in 2013.

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