I haven't had many Fitous, but they've all been good, and good values. Including this one. It's an appellation that's arid, hot, stony, and right up against the Mediterranean. A blend primarily of Grenache, Syrah, Carignane and Mourvedre (the 4 Musketeers?).
Beautiful dark ruby color. Very nice nose of perfumed rock dust, dark minerals, and ripe black cherry and blackberries. Very pure-tasting dark cherry-berry fruit and powdered black stones fill the mouth. Loads of very fine-grained nano-tannins. Medium full body and darn good acidity for a wine from this region, adding up to very nice balance and mouthfeel. A wicked good value at $8.99. Got it at Whole Foods in Clarendon. Whoever picks out the wines for that store does a nice job picking out an array of nice values. Imported by Dionysis Imports, Manassas, VA. B+.