A brilliant Fronton for under a tenner

I just love this wine. It’s a red from near Toulouse, and specifically the region of Fronton, where the Negrette grape is king. There’s just so much to love about Fronton wines, with their heady, meaty, floral perfume and relatively light body. But it’s also a wine with edges. In wine, edges are good, I reckon.

La Folle Noire d’Ambat Le Roc 2010 Fronton, France
13.5% alcohol. Wonderfully meaty and bloody, with notes of iron, cherries and violets. The palate is lively, pure, meaty and edgy, with iron, blood, spice and pepper notes. Grippy tannins and good acid complete the picture. A thrilling effort, and great value for money. 92/100 (£9.50 Oddbins)

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