Chateau Flotis 'Cuvée Jeanne'

March 28, 2018

Chateau Flotis 'Cuvée Jeanne'


The Facts
Producer: Chateau Flotis
Region: Fronton
Country: France
Grapes: Negrette
Price: $18
In Brief
Medium Body
Aromatic
Red Currant
Violets
Earth
The Wine
A vibrant fuschia color in the glass! Beautifully ripe red currant and black plum notes are at the core of this approachable red, but an earthy complexity keeps it interesting. Freshness on the palate with fine, structured tannin. A great wine for Sunday night roasts or Wednesday night pizza.
The Story
Winemaker Katia Garrouste took over this previously abandoned estate in the little Southwestern hamlet-region of Fronton after meeting two other women she just knew she wanted to make wine alongside. The rest, as they say, is history. The group’s Cuvée Jeanne wine is based in the Negrette grape, a rare red variety that’s local to Fronton. The estate is located in the highest part of the region, so Negrette’s often-aggressive expression is tamed by a slightly cooler climate. The end result is “unapologetically floral,” according to Hayes.

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