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Hecht & Bannier Faugères 2014


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.

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"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 News edit

Wine Spectator Rating: 90

Author: Gillian Sciaretta

Date: Monday, January 15, 2018

Fresh red plum, kirsch and boysenberry notes give a focused, tangy profile to this muscular, full-bodied red, with tea, floral and mineral aromas adding interest through the grippy, spice-infused finish. Drink now through 2023.

The Wine Advocate Rating: 93

Author: Jeb Dunnuck

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017

Smoked earth, currants, cured meats and spices all emerge from the rich, full-bodied 2014 Faugeres. A blend of 60% Syrah, 25% Mourvdre and 15% Carignan, aged mostly in demi-muids, it has a smoking mid-palate, a ripe, layered textured and a big finish. Like in 2013, it's another hidden gem in this lineup.