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Faugeres Tradition Clos Fantine 2016

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One Line Description Faugeres Clos Fantine, gamey, herbaceous, smokey, structured Natural French Red
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country France French
Region Languedoc, France
Producer Clos Fantine
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend Mourvedre/Carignan
Alcohol 14%
Terroir Faugères is 20 miles, as the crow flies, from the Mediterranean in the Eastern Languedoc. The land is hard, filled with schist, and the wines reflect the hot, rough soil, with an equal mix of ripeness and backbone
Production Detail Biodynamic,Harvesting is manual and yields are low. Neither filtered nor fined. It also sees no oak
Natural Features Vegan
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Faugeres Clos Fantine, gamey, herbaceous, smokey, structured Natural French Red. Faugères Tradition offers a smell of roasted fruits with gamey aromas and familiar garrigue notes of bay, sweet rosemary and roasted thyme and a bonfire smokiness lurks in each sniff. Made from 40% Mourvèdre with the rest made up from Carignan, Syrah, and Grenache. The Carignan is from 50-80 years old, whilst the Mourvèdre and Syrah are from 30-year-old vines. Terroir is crumbly schist, harvests are manual. Wild yeast fermentation takes place in cement and maceration last for thirty days with no temperature control. There is no oak, no filtration, no fining and no sulphur.

The estate is in the commune of Cabrerolles in Faugères. Two sisters and one brother run this vineyard, following the death of their parents. Whilst not holding a certificate for either organic or biodynamic farming, the vineyard is run with the utmost respect for nature. As Corinne Andrieu states: “We have always worked to respect what nature has to offer… Our pleasure is to listen to nature, to watch nature, and to allow her to have the energy and strength to express herself. For this reason their vines “grow like any other local plant, in a state that verges on the wild.”

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