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Clos Fantine 'Cuvée Courtiol' Faugères 2019

Faugeres

Regular price $41.99

'Cuvee Courtiol' Faugeres 2019
Clos Fantine
Faugeres, Languedoc

$39.99 SALE US LOW
$41.99 reg

*mix & match ok


Cuvee Courtiol is made from the best barrels of wines from each vintage.  While it can vary in its makeup, it is usually a majority of Carignan and Mourvedre.  The wine is deeper in every aspect.  The color is a deep red, with vibrant red edges.  The nose is pronounced, with a deeper core of fruits like black cherry, blackberry, and black raspberry, Provencal garrigue notes, saddle leather, and sweet and savory spices that wrap around a clear stone core of minerality.  The palate is med+ to full bodied, with med+ grain ripe tannins adding nice structure, the freshness and palate intensity are excellent leading to a long, deep finish.  Excellent and a benchmark for the region and Southern France!

My Tasting Note:
Medium ruby red-purple, vibrant, youthful red edges.  Med+ on the nose with juicy and fresh red fruits like bing cherry, red raspberry, and red plum, garrigue Provencal herb notes, a light touch of campfire wood smoke, and some mineral notes that the schiste stone bedrock brings.  The palate is medium to full bodied, med+ powdery tannin, very good palate flavor intensity and a long, fruit, mineral and spice laden finish.  Excellent.  VERY French!
  • Typically 70-100% Carignan & Mourvèdre, with vary dollops of syrah or cinsault
  • Grown in mostly hard rock ancient schist and some sandstone soils
  • Vine Age: Up to 80 years old
  • Farming: Organic
  • Destemmed and spontaneously ferment with their natural yeasts
  • After fermentation the wine rests in concrete tanks for 18-24 months
  • The wine has not been clarified, no filtration and no added sulphites.
  • Alcohol 14%



 

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