Domaine Font de Michelle

+33 4 90 33 00 22 14, impasse des Vignerons
Bedarrides, 84370
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According to local archives, the Gonnet family has been settled at Bédarrides since 1600… In 1880 Jean Etienne Gonnet built the farmhouse that serves as the headquarters of the estate today. His grandson, Etienne Gonnet, created Font de Michelle in 1950. This 30 hectare vineyard - adjoining land connected all in one lot - is magnificently situated in the southeast of the Châteauneuf du Pape AOC. A mayor of Bédarrides from 1952 until 1964, Etienne Gonnet was an example of perseverance and rigour in his day. Since 1975 his sons, Jean and Michel, have kept watch over the destiny of the estate. For over 30 years their concern has been to improve on wine making methods, to develop full-bodied wines that are concentrated, refined and through which the ‘terroir’ can express all of its qualities and thus, in so doing, elevate the estate’s renown to its highest level. Today, their respective sons, Bertrand and Guillaume, bestow their enthusiasm and skill, in turn. In 2002 the estate expanded with a magnificent Read more »

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  • 1998 was the year Chateauneuf-du-Pape finally got some respect. Don’t me ... ... Yee Cheng via Flickr/cc Domaine Font de Michelle Cuvee Etienne GonnetThis offers up a classic nose of red cherry fruit accented with an Herbes de Provence nose, red candied licorice tones and a savory sun-dried tomato top note. Still youthful on the palate, this ... Read More

    From the article 1998 Chateauneuf Retrospective


  • Domaine Font de Michelle Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Etienne Gonnet 1998

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    This offers up a classic nose of red cherry fruit accented with an Herbes de Provence nose, red candied licorice tones and a savory sun-dried tomato top note. Still youthful on the palate, this really captures the richness and brightness of the vintage with a smooth, slightly dense texture. Though not quite full-bodied, it is packed with sweet r... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Font du Vent Cotes du Rhone Villages Notre Passion 2007

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    Good everyday Cotes du Rhone. Chalky mouthfeel, minerality w/restrained fruit, and a medium- long, spicy, dry finish. Read More

    Wine review by aschie30


  • Domaine Font de Michelle Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2004

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    Robust, bold wine needs to be partnered with food that it won't overpower. Predominant notes: plum and cherry with a hint of tobacco. Best left to breathe. Delicious. Read More

    Wine review by achaval


  • Domaine Font Michelle Cdp 2006

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    Wine review by Stey921


  • I was invited to a tasting meant for restaurant managers, somms, etc., to choose wines for their venues.  Lucky me!  Thanks to Patrick Pretz of Crush Wines for an outtanding experience.  It was a great opportunity for me to meet many winemakers and taste a broad range of wines.  I will link the wines I tasted if anyone would like to see the info... Read More

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  • Domaine Font de Michelle Red Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône 2007

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    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Font du Vent Cotes du Rhone Villages Notre Passion 2007

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  • Posted on behalf of a user. c9dp isnt my specialist area, so thought I'd turn it over to the wiser and larger crowd:ThanksPJ~~~~~~Do you have any recommendations for a Chateauneuf-du-pape? We love fully structured, complex wines. This one sounds up my alley, but also one that most would probably feel strongly about...positively or negatively. I ... Read More

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  • My husband and I have put ourselves on a budget (considering the state of the economy) and are trying to only buy wines for $13 and under. Anyone out there have a favorite that fits that price in mind? Read More

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