Situated in the lowest foothills on the southern side of the Massif Central and overlooking the plain of Béziers, the vineyard of Faugères extends across a soil of brown schist and benefits, thanks to its altitude, from a microclimate, much more moderate than in the plain. As a result, the wines elaborated in this area are fresher and well-balanced. The estate is situated on soils with steep slopes where the vine is planted at a high density (7 500 rootstock/ha).
Appellation: Faugères AOP
Grape Varieties: 55% Syrah, 35% Grenache noir, 10% Mourvèdre
Maturing: 14 months in barrels (25 % new) for the Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache wines with the most structure and in vats for the other wines
<span style="\\"color:" inherit;="" font-size:="" inherit;\\"="">Winemaking:
Before fermentation, a cold maceration for 4 to 5 days. An alcoholic fermentation at 25 °C with cap punching and pumping over three times a day. A hot maceration is carried out after fermentation.
Strong, rich, concentrated and still very well-balanced. Can be consumed early, however worth aging as it will become more harmonious and refined.
Best served at 16-17°C. It is preferable to decant it.