Sommelier Wine Awards 2016 - Gold
'Ripe pear and apricot notes with tertiary characters of salted almonds, hay and wet pebbles,' said Charles Van Wyk of FJB Collection of this Gold Lister, continuing: 'Complex wine with savoury tones and attractive, dried fruit character.' 'Every sniff offers something new,' said Michael Best of the WSET, 'with rich stone fruit, beeswax and hints of oak and herbs. Good acids keep this fresh. Match with scallops and fresh fennel.'
Benedictine monks planted the first vines in Fosse-Sèche more than 800 years ago. In 1998, the Piré family, originally from Belgium but who most recently spent several decades making wine in Madagascar, purchased the 16 hectares of vines and medieval chateau. Today, the quality-minded estate is run by twins Guillaume and Adrien. Using only organic and biodynamic techniques, they believe in low yields, late harvesting and picking only top quality fruit. Under the watchful supervision of Guillaume in the cellar, Château de Fosse-Sèche produces wines that are elegant, beautifully balanced with high concentration and depth.