At Domaine la Sarabande we are focussed on creating our highly acclaimed red wines in the Vineyards. The terroir of our Appellation is unique because the schist soils are extremely ancient in the southern French region of Faugères. The schist is mixed with a percentage of limestone which makes these 350 million year old soils so special. There is also a mix of clay and sandstone which combine to form a well-drained, adequately fertile and perfect terroir. This is land that makes the vines struggle to produce lovely balanced fruit. As a winemaker the goal is to receive fruit that has reached maturity, with optimal flavour and sugar ripeness, along with a balanced acidity. Year upon year our vineyards have given us this balance.
In 2013 we purchased our Les Rabasses vineyards that lend its name to our main Faugères blend. These vines possess a vitality that can only come from the stony soils. This vitality lends electricity to our wines. The vineyards were planted in the early 1990’s on an ancient plot called ‘Bousigue’. Soils that are ideal for growing the Languedoc varietals Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.
We are extremely happy to announce the new release of the following wines from these vineyards. These single vineyard wines have been blended so that they express the individuality of this very special AOP that is Faugères.