Faugeres Tradition Leon Barral 2018

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Perfect for:

A hearty dinner

Looks, Smells, Tastes like:

Rich, Ripe fruits, Full bodied

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Faugeres Tradition Leon Barral, biodynamic, wild berry aromas instantly, along with damson, violet and cherry. A blend of Carignan, Grenache and Cinsault, with wild, intense fruit aromas, and an array of wild herby tones such as rosemary and thyme. Enjoy with game pie or rib of beef.

Is Vegan? Yes
Bottle Size 750ml
Production Method Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
Producer Leon Barral
Country France
Region Languedoc, France
Vintage 2018
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grapes Carignan, Grenache, Syrah
Alcohol 14% abv
Total Sulphur Below 50mg/litre
Ageing Potential 10 yrs
Food Matching Hard Cheese, Red Meat

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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Faugeres Tradition Leon Barral 2018

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