HOLIDAY RENTALS – Between sea and mountains

Winemaker rents ground floor of a pretty villa with stunning views over the valley of Tautavel Vingrau, the Pyrenees and the Cathar castle of Peyrepertuse.

The apartment opens onto a living room with kitchenette (dishwasher, electric hobs, oven and microwave, coffee maker) all very well equipped (lots of dishes and utensils). The stay leads to a suite equipped with a large bed of 160 cm width. This suite hold a kitchenette with fridge and has its private shower room with double vanity unit. Another room of 12 m² can be furnished with a bed 180 cm or 2 single beds of 90 cm. Possibility of adding on extra bed or a cot.

The accommodation is crossed from East to West and has 2 covered terraces of 20 and 30 m² with garden furnitures and deckchairs. The large terrace has a barbecue. The outside gives on a garden without opposite to 1000 m ², games for children and a ground of pétanque. The whole is located on an exceptional preserved natural site.

 

Half an hour from the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean and 45min from the Cathar castles, one of the most beautiful walks of the region is accessible on foot down the garden. Climbing spots are also within walking distance. At 5 minutes, discover the gorges of the Gouleyrous and walk in the footsteps of the man of Tautavel, discovered in the caune of the Arago after 450 000 years of rest.

Wine lovers, you will discover the wonders of the best terroirs of the Roussillon. Tasting offered at the Fontanel wine cellar in Tautavel

Explore surroundings

 

Motorway access 15 min. Perpignan 25 minutes, departure by TGV to Barcelona at 1h15 from Perpignan train station. Ski resorts at 1h30

 

For more information, please call +33 (0) 661652141.

 

 

Torre del Far et Château de Tautavel
500-03

Find us on Google Maps

From A9 Highway:

on A9 Highway, between Narbonne & Perpignan, exit #41, “Perpignan Nord”.100 meters after, take the road on the right après, direction Tautavel.

From Perpignan:

Take D117 to Estagel, then D9, direction Tautavel

C’est dans ces paysages féeriques que nous serons heureux de vous accueillir.

Elodie et Matthieu COLLET

Look at our PRESS REVIEW

Awarded wines of the year

GUIDE HACHETTE

 

 

 

 BETTANE & DESSEAUVE

 

 

 

 

PARKER, THE WINE ADVOCATE

 

 

 

DECANTER World Wine Awards

 

 

 

JANCIS ROBINSON MW

 

Concours des Vignerons Indépendants

 

 

 

Concours des Grands Vins de Mâcon

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT DISTINCTIONS

Prieuré 2015 – Côtes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel

Coup de cœur & 3*** Guide Hachette 2019
14.5/20 Bettane et Desseauve
Silver Medal Concours des Grands Vins de Mâcon

Maury Sec 2016

90 pts PARKER, the Wine Advocate
Coup de cœur & 2** Guide Hachette 2019

Cistes 2016 – Côtes du Roussillon Villages Tautavel

Silver Medal (90 pts) DECANTER World Wine Awards
2** Guide Hachette 2019

 

 

 

 

 

DOMAINE FONTANEL produces about 700 hectolitres of wine per year, claiming many designation of origine (AOC-AOP: Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée-Protégée)

AOC:

Maury sec
Côtes du Roussillon
Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Côtes du Roussillon Villages « Tautavel »

AOC VINS DOUX NATURELS:
Muscat de Rivesaltes
Rivesaltes Ambré
Maury

VINS DE PAYS

IGP Côtes Catalanes

Download here the full description of our wines

 

The DOMAINE FONTANEL extends over 30 hectares in TAUTAVEL within the wineyards is 20 hectares, in the most southern eastern part of France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenées foothills.

Our production is centered on wine’s quality with methods focusing on the respect of the environment. The treating is reasoned according to the risks. Weed-killers and fertilizers are not used in order to keep the wines as natural as possible.

The yields stay very low, most of the time less than 30hl/ha. After a very precise selection of the grapes, the must is converted into wine using traditional maceration.

Our wines are the outcome of our passion and dedication to produce well balanced and aromatic wines resulting from a research of typicity of our different soils but also wines combining delicacy and personality.

Since 1989, our wines are recognized in specialized press in France, overseas and in numerous national contests.

Since 1864, six generations of wine makers have toiled to preserve the ancestral winemaking vocation and bring out the best of the predestined soil of this small French area of the northern Catalan country. In 1989, Pierre & Marie-Claude FONTANEIL created the DOMAINE FONTANEL by joining the two families together.

In 2017, Elodie et Matthieu Collet will continue what has been built. Pierre stays at their side to ensure the transition.

Video : “In the cellar”

 

 

lo-mola-carignan-02

The clay limestone (soil)

Composed of limestone affected by frosting and soils based on a type of sandstone, with rolled pebbles over 40 cm in depth, this soil gives open wines with mellow tannins combining fineness and personality.

 

 

rieusols-maury-02

The schisty marls

Established on the Fenouillèdes caving-in, the Albien-Aptien schisty marls are interpolated with sandstone layers often of blackish color. Composed of limestone affected by frosting installed on black marls and thick clay stratums, they give acidulous, smooth wines with a lot of delicacy.

The Côtes du Roussillon

From an area of blazing lands and ancient roots, the Côtes du Roussillon draw their richness playing with the shades, in red, rosé or white. Originally dominated by Carignan, the Côtes du Roussillon are, today, based on complementary vines of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre. At this day, the hopes put on the Syrah’s grape variety are largely confirmed. Their yields can’t exceed 50hl/ha but are always lower on the Domaine.

 

dsc00272

Côtes du Roussillon Red

Côtes du Roussillon White

Côtes du Roussillon Rosé

dsc00247

The Côtes du Roussillon Red

This wine with intense red fruits flavours mainly comes from plots located on schisty marl which confers it a lot of fluidity and delicacy.  Velvet tanins.

To appreciate in his youth, it will be a perfect match for your hors d’oeuvres, cooked pork meats, poultries and grilled meat dishes.

Keeping: 4 to 5 years
Tasting temperature: 13°C to 15°C

 

CÔTES DU ROUSSILLON RED

cotesroussillon2006mod

Soil : Very rocky clay-limestone hillsides and schisty marl

Grape varieties : Syrah, Black Grenache, Black Carignan

Production per hectare : 45 hl/ha

lo-mola-syrah-01

Vine growth : Short cut

Method of vinification : Total destemming, traditional maceration during 18 days with daily pumping-over and thermoregulation

Maturing : Stainless steel tank maturing with early bottling

Alcohol by volume : 13% by vol.

Bottle size : Bottles of 75 cl