Andrew Guard

2017 Cyprès de Toi Blanc, Domaine Fond Cyprès

This juicy, scented and succulent white wine is produced from pure Grenache Blanc and is a delicious uncomplicated and refreshing white wines for the warmer months - as with all the Fond Cyprès wines  this is characterized by it's attractive fragrance, elegant and silky texture, and exquisite balance.

In 1998, Laetitia Ourliac and Rodolphe Gianesini found a somewhat forgotten vineyard of 18 acres in Escales near Lézignan in the appellation of Corbières.

For 6 years they undertook winemaking training and began the slow work required to develop their land in the ancient manner, by creating terraces and planting vines: Carignan, Syrah and Grenache for red wine and Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Viognier for white - Fond Cyprès was born in 2004.

Since then they have both been working incredibly hard to find the identity of their vineyards: knowing each plot, each variety and developing a winemaking style that they believe in.

In truth it has all come together in extraordinarily successful style. These are today, in a short space of time, some of the best wines in the Languedoc.