Lo Petit Fantet d’Hippolyte Rouge
REGION Languedoc, France
GRAPE Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
Rosemary - Cherry - Woody
handpicked grapes are blended together with the majority being Carignan. Native yeasts used with no fining and no added sulphur.
The estate has been around since 1896 with Carignan being planted first. This has always been the grape that they have championed despite the 1970's Syrah hype. It's hot and dry but they get plenty of wind to slow the ripening. Clay-limestone soils.
Try this with Sparkenhoe Red Leicester