Domaine Fontanel is located in the historic French Catalonian village of Tautavel, famous for its schistes. Production is traditional and sustainable. Yields stay very low, most of the time less than 30hl/ha. After a precise selection of the grapes, the must is converted into wine using traditional maceration. The vineyard dates from 1864, and the domaine was created in 1989 by fifth-generation vine-growers Pierre and Marie-Claude Fontaneil. In 2017, vintners Elodie and Matthieu Collet became the domaine’s new owners, with Pierre staying at their side to ensure the transition.
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