Fond Cyprès, Cypres de Toi Blanc
A guaranteed crowd-pleaser that'll make you feel like you're skipping through orchards en Provence.
Place: Languedoc, France
Fond Cyprès was born in the early 2000s when married couple Laetitia and Rodolphe purchased their 15ha vineyard in Escales in northern Corbières. After striking up a friendship with none other than Frédéric Cossard in 2004 they made the decision to work as naturally as possible, both in vineyard and cellar, and since 2006 their land has been certified organic.
Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and a mix of white varieties are planted on blue marl and lie in the shadow of the neighbouring forest, giving a cool respite in the evening after the blistering heat of the day. Over the last 15 years they have harnessed the capabilities of this special plot to produce varietal wines of real elegance and finesse, as well some blends that challenge what wines of the appellation should be.