Faugeres Belle Lurette

Faugeres Belle Lurette

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Domaine de Cebene, 'Faugeres Belle Lurette' 2018

Region: Languedoc, France 

Grapes: Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre

Vineyard: Uncertified biodynamic

Cellar: Native yeast fermentation, unfined, light filtration, very low added sulphur.

Vigneron Brigitte Chevalier makes this wine from a 6ha plot of 70 - 100 year old vines that surround her cellar set in the rugged landscape of Herault in the Languedoc. The parcel yields just two bunches per vine and two vines make one bottle of wine! Made from two-thirds whole bunches and cuve aged, this has exceptional balance, length and verticality – a typical feature of schist soil. It is savoury, earthy, spicy and tastes very close to the grapes; a stunning wine that will benefit from carafeing, bottle ageing and big glasses. "Il y a belle lurette" is a French saying referring to the old times – a wink to the venerable age of the vines. For drinking now to 2028.