This wine is made predominately from our Syrah vineyard of the same name. We have blended a little Mourvedre to add some fruity character to this wine. The Espinasses vineyard is predominately fine schist soils. The vineyard was minimally worked to avoid any subsoil compaction and sprayed with organic sprays to prevent mildews that are common in the district. The vineyard produced 25HL/Ha in 2013.
The grapes were picked by hand when we determined that the sugar, the acidity and the taste was to our liking. The whole bunches were crushed by foot in thousand litre open top micro fermenters. We kept the stems in the ferment to add complexity to the tannin structure. The fermentation was entirely natural. The wine was racked and sulphur dioxide was added after malolactic fermentation was complete to preserve the wine from oxidation. This wine is a deep and dark purple beast. The nose is of ripe blackcurrants and plums with hints of liquorice and anise. A lovely chary character has also complexed to add a hint of chocolate to the aroma and the front palate. The fresh fruit character of the wine lengthens the palate. Just one barrel was made of this super concentrated Syrah. We are very pleased with this wine and believe it truly expresses the unique appellation of Faugères.
Alcohol – 13.5 %/ vol Production – 630 bottles
pH – 3.57 Fermeture : Capsule à vis