Terroir: Faugeres is a small appellation located on the somewhat inland on the Mediterranean coast to the west of Montpelier and Nimes.
Vinification: This blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan is vinified in a combination of 10% tank, 30% large nuetral oak casks and 60% oak barrels. 30% of the oak is new.
"Grenache and Mourvèdre proportion is naturally raised in our blend for a very demonstrative wine throughout the whole ageing period. The silky Grenache shrouds the natural strength and tannic structure of the Mourvèdre just like an iron fist in a velvet glove …"-Gregory Hecht
Score: 93 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Sporting a deep ruby/purple color, the roughly 300-case 2013 Faugeres has a sensational bouquet of cassis, crushed violets and liquid rocks. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and impeccably balanced, it has a seamless texture, no hard edges and a clean finish. Made from 50% Syrah, 20% Mourvdre, 20% Grenache and 10% Carignan that was aged in demi-muids, it's one of the finest wines I've tasted from this estate. Bravo!
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