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Brand's Heritage

Fortant de France has a pioneering spirit, a thirst for the discovery of new terroirs and the goal to create contemporary wines just like those first French varietals. It is strongly anchored in its production region, and demonstrates an unflagging commitment to the Languedoc. It has gained the strong support of consumers around the world, by offering good, authentic wines that combine quality, accessibility and modernity

Exceptional geographical richness

The Languedoc is one of the most diverse and complex winegrowing regions in the world because it is very unusual in that it combines the four main geographical eras. It sits on ancient bedrock covered with successive layers of sediment, from the most ancient granite that goes back 500 million years to the most recent quaternary deposits on the coast. It is one of the only winegrowing regions that combines such geological diversity, with limestone, schist, granite and basalt, which enable a wide selection of varietals to flourish. This richness offers unrivalled potential

The influence of people

It is a place of passage, at the crossroads of civilizations, from Celtiberians to Greeks, Romans to Visigoths, Franks to Saracens and even Crusaders from Northern France, Southern Belgium and the Channel islands. A harsh land where vines have been grown since antiquity. The vine is a robust plant and one of the few that can survive in this austere and sometimes hostile climate, with wind, frost, rain, intense heat and spells of drought. 

The Key Influences 

 
Fortant De France 
Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This wine is deep purplish red in colour and features an intense nose with notes of blueberry and violet. Round and delectable on the palate with lovely flavours of freshly picked black fruit.  Serve it with pasta with powerful sauces and various meat dishes such as rib eye steak with oven vegetables.

Accolades

Decanter World Wine Awards (January 2017) – 86 points

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2016

Red

Cabernet Sauvignon

Smooth and Supple

13.0%

Dry -- No sweetness perceived, well rounded with balanced acidity

Soli Coast, , IGp Pays d’Oc, France

Laurent Sauvage

Fortant De France 
Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This wine is deep purplish red in colour and features an intense nose with notes of blueberry and violet. Round and delectable on the palate with lovely flavours of freshly picked black fruit.  Serve it with pasta with powerful sauces and various meat dishes such as rib eye steak with oven vegetables.

Accolades

Mundus Vini, 2014: Silver

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2013

Red

Cabernet Sauvignon

Smooth and Supple

13.0%

Soli Coast, , IGp Pays d’Oc, France

Laurent Sauvage

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2015

Red

Merlot 

Medium bodied and Fruity 

12.6%

3 g/L

Dry - No sweetness perceived, well-rounded with balanced acidity 

Soli Coast, , IGp Pays d’Oc, France

Laurent Sauvage

Fortant De France Merlot 2015

The 2015 Fortant de France is a vivid deep purplish red colour and boasts of an intense nose with notes of blackberry and peppermint. It is round and delectable on the palate with lovely flavours of black fruit.

 

This delicious Merlot will greatly compliment beef dishes like Beef Stew and Beef Tartare.  This will also go well with an All Dressed Pizza, and pastas like Chicken and tomato linguine.

Decanter World Wine Awards (January 2016) – 87 points

Gilbert & Gaillard – 84 points

Awards:

Le Guide Hachette des Vins, 2017: 1 Star

Decanter World Wine Awards, 2016: Bronze

Accolades

Fortant De France Chardonnay 2016

The Fortant de France Chardonnay is brilliant straw yellow in colour and features a generous nose with notes of nectarine and acacia. Round and balanced on the palate with lovely tropical fruit flavours and a long finish.

 

Try this refreshing wine with your favourite seafood dishes like Avocado and shrimp verrines, bagel with smoked salmon, apple and two cheeses. This also pairs well with light salads.

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2016

White

Chardonnay

Medium bodied and Fruity 

13%

2.0 g/L

Dry - No sweetness perceived, well-rounded with balanced acidity 

Soli Coast, , IGp Pays d’Oc, France

Laurent Sauvage

Accolades

Decanter World Wine Awards (January 2017) – 85 points