Producer: Chateau Flotis
Wine: 2015 Fronton Si Noire
Varietal: 100% Negrette
Nose: Aromas of ripe fruit, black licorice, eucalyptus and herbs
Palate: A real intricate full-bodied wine that exhibits great structure with a solid freshness. Real winner!
Food: Lamb either roasted or in tagine, couscous, Beef Bourguignon, Mediterranean prawn brochettes, grilled pork, beef casserole, smoked duck breast, pan-fried veal chop.
Cellaring: Drink now
Chateau Flotis, Castelnau d’Elstretefonds (Southwest)
Located in Castelnau d’Elstretefonds, in the heart of the Fronton appellation, the domaine has been owned and operated by Cathy Ribes since 2004 (who also owns Domaine du Roc). She is constantly replacing and working the vines of varietals native to this area such as Negrette, the most noble of that region. Cathy is also working on a new cellar half of which is underground, like a cave under a cliff, where they put the harvest in tanks directly by gravity.
In 2009, Cathy decided to start the organic conversion of the entire domaine and were certified in 2012. With this in mind, her wines do not see any added yeast, filtration, collage, and minimum amounts of oak aging for some cuvees. Si Noire is the flagship of the property and the result of 37 year-old vines growing on 5 acres at the highest elevation of the vineyards, adjacent to an oak forest on stony soil.
In the South-West of France, between the rivers Tarn and Garonne, the Fronton vineyard extends across twenty communes around the old town of Fronton. 37 year-old vines growing on 5 acres at the highest elevation of the vineyards, adjacent to an oak forest on stony soil. Selected parcels of Négrette on the slopes of Fronton