Faugeres Jadis Didier Barral 2017

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Perfect for:

A hearty dinner

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Deep, Complex, Mature

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Faugeres Jadis Didier Barral, biodynamic, rich, elegant, minerally, taught. The colour of the Cuvee Jadis delights being blackish-purple, almost opaque. Ripe plum and black-cherry scents dominate a fruit-forward aroma, but there’s plenty of earth to please the truffle-hounds. Leather and pleasant barnyard notes add complexity. Full-bodied, juicy and tart flavours, fresh black fruit and a hint of dark chocolate, nicely structured by crisp acidity; smooth tannins emerge as a cleansing astringency in a long finish, with a distinct whiff of fresh herbs and earthy grace notes that mirror the nose.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Leon Barral
Country France
Region Languedoc, France
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grapes Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
Alcohol 14% abv
Ageing Potential Decades
Food Matching Red Meat, Rich Sauces, Umami

Didier Barral has 25-hectares of biodynamically-farmed vineyards on slightly acid schist soils full of biodiversity.

He believes the secret to great wine starts with healthy soil - and healthy soil is one that is not affected by chemical intervention. “Nowadays, farmers feed the planet but destroy it at the same time. Sometimes they think they are doing the right thing by ploughing too often for example, which eventually damages the soil structure. We have to observe nature and to understand how micro-organisms operate. Then we see that tools and machinery can never replace the natural, gentle work of earthworms, insects and other creatures that travel through a maze of tunnels, creating porosity and aerating the soil, making it permeable and alive. There’s grass in our vineyards and amongst the grass, there are cows and horses: a whole living world that lives together, each dependent on the other and each being vital to the balance of the biotope.” We couldn't put it better ourselves. His ethos goes beyond the vineyard too: all grape sorting is done by hand, fermentation takes place naturally, and the wines have long macerations followed by periods in wood to settle and mature, before bottling without fining or filtration, and just a touch of sulphur.

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The Natural Wine Lexicon

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Natural Yeast Fermentation
  • Nothing Removed, Nothing Added
  • Hand Harvest
  • Unfined
  • Unfilitered
  • Low Sulphur
  • No Added Sulphur
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