Le Défi de Fontenil 2014 - Rolland Collection

Le Défi de Fontenil 2014 Wine of France France

100% Merlot - Limited Edition

The precocious child, then bad pupil and the brilliant candidate with exam retake!

Lovely garnet-red colour with carmine highlights.

The nose is expressive, revealing notes of raspberry and redcurrant with floral hints and a touch of menthol.

Elegant and well-balanced on the palate, exactly as it should be. Silky and smooth in substance, offering a pleasing sensation of fullness. The unctuous tannic structure is lovely and fresh as always, lending the wine great energy.

Ready to enjoy now or in years to come.

Michel Rolland

  • Original packaging : wooden case of 6 bottles
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Le Défi de Fontenil 2014 - Rolland Collection 93/100
Wonderful blackberry and mineral aromas with hints of tar. Full body and polished, chewy tannins. Cool blue-fruit character. Linear and poised. Better in 2019 but already a beauty.
Le Défi de Fontenil 2014 - Rolland Collection 91/100
The 2014 Le Defi de Fontenil emerges from the estate's best parcels of Merlot. Unctuous and sweet through the middle, with notable plushness, the 2014 is bold and racy to its core. Fermentation in barrel gives the inky blue and purplish stone fruit, crème de cassis and spice notes an extra kick of textural richness.
Le Défi de Fontenil 2014 - Rolland Collection 16/20
Appellation| Wine of France
Soils| Clay and limestone on "molasses" of Fronsac
Vineyard| 1,66 ha
Age of the vines| More than 80 years
Harvest| Manual grape picking and double sorting
Vinification| Vinified in new french oak barrels / malolactic fermentation in the same barrels.
Ageing| 18 months in the same barrels
Production| 3467 bottles
First vintage| 2000