Fontavin David et Goliath 2016
From a vineyard of just one hectare in gobelet with ecological certification of 80 years with soils composed of red clay. 95% grenache - 5% syrah.
Hand harvested, selection in the vineyard, three-week maceration with indigenous yeasts and 12-month aging in 600-litre french oak barrel "demi muids".
An impressive follow-up to the 2015 version, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape David et Goliath is full-bodied, creamy and plush, showing remarkable richness, length and purity, without excessive ripeness or weight. Cherry and peach fruit picks up hints of dried spices, thyme and bay leaf on the long finish. It's almost all old-vine Grenache, sourced from the rolled stones of the Les Saummades lieu-dit and aged in demi-muids.