Leucate, Languedoc, France
Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre
Husband and wife Pierre and Mireille Mann both hail from wine-making families in Alsace, but chose to go their own way and founded a restaurant in the beautiful Alsace town of Colmar. 10 years on, in 2003, they felt the call of the vineyard again and decided to return to their heritage and make their own wines however in a very different region: in Fitou, Languedoc, South of France. It’s this “return to source” after which their Fitou “Retour aux Sources” is named.
Grenache is a black skinned grape variety that originates from Spain but has spread to the warm regions of France along the Mediterranean and Southern Rhone. It thrives in warm/hot climates and produces wines brimming with ripe red fruit (strawberry, cherry, raspberry) and moderate acidity.
Fitou is a red wine appellation at the heart of southern France's Languedoc-Roussillon wine region. The wine gets its name from a small village which lies a few miles from the Mediterranean coast.
Organic, converting to Biodynamic
It is made from young Carignan, black Grenache and Mourvèdre vines on the sandy soil of the Leucate peninsula, facing the sea.
!R.A.S as Rouge A Siroter, this wine is a bit of a scoundrel, sitting at a table with friends.
To drink fresh , fruity, dashing to accompany aperitif, cold meats, grilled meats