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LEON BARRAL FAUGERES VALINIERE 2020

FAUGERES

Regular price $84.99

FAUGERES VALINIERE 2020
LEON BARRAL

• 80% Mourvèdre 20% Syrah
• Age of the vines: 30-60 years
• Maceration takes place for 3 to 4 weeks with regular, manual punch-downs in cement tanks
• After maceration, must is lightly pressed with an old, wooden, vertical basket press
• Wine is aged for 24 to 26 months in barrel (10% new oak)
• The Syrah in this cuvée comes from a north-facing parcel
Tasting notes and my impressions:
Classic Mourvedre notes of spice-laden black fruit, leather, roasted rotisserie meats, and a spine of stony minerality.  The palate shows the same if slightly tighter, I'd have decanted this over a day - but this is a wine for the cellar or long decanting, maybe more than a day.  Full-bodied, well structured and ripe tannin on the palate, with deep mid-palate concentration that flows into the densely packed and log finish.  Outstanding!

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