The coastal terroir is sunny and bountiful, offering delectable, exuberant wines with flavors of citrus, red and tropical fruits. Boasting relatively young and rather fertile soils, this terroir, with the help of modern viticultural and winemaking techniques, is well-suited to bringing out all of the aromas and flavors of each grape variety as well as those produced during fermentation such as thiols, terpenes and esters.
Harvested by night to keep the freshness,each vineyard lot is fermented separately after a 4 days pre-fermentation cold soak which brings bright fruit & color and silky tannins. Some selected lots are fermented with French oak for richness and length. After gentle pressing and 3 months of ageing on fine lees for maturation, each component is blended to create the Fortant signature.
Intense nose with notes of blueberry and violet.
Round and delectable on the palate with lovely flavors of freshly picked black fruit.