Faugères 2013

Hecht & Bannier

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.

Additional Information

"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

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Faugères
  • Winemaker: Gregory Hecht & Francois Bannier
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, Slate
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  • Alcohol: 13.5%
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  • Varietals: 55% Syrah, 35% Mourvedre, 10% Carignan

Recent Press

  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    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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