Yves Laboucarié established Fontsainte in its current incarnation in 1971 - though his family's links to winemaking in Boutenac date to the 17th century. Since then, the domaine has become a benchmark in the appellation for both quality and innovation - being among the first to practice carbonic maceration, harvest by hand, and age wines using 600-litre casks. Yves’ son Bruno took over the reins in 1995 and has continued the family approach of combining modern winemaking technology with respect for the region and the vines themselves. We can’t believe that these wines are not already in the UK (they have been shipped by one of the top wine merchants in the USA since 1978!) but we are certainly not complaining.