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Faugères AC 2015, Belle Lurette
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  • 26. Faugères AC 2015, Belle Lurette

    Domaine de Cébène

    70% Carignan, 20% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre (13% alc.)

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    This wine is based around a five hectare parcel of 70 -100 year old vines yielding just one or two bunches per vine (two vines make one bottle of wine) that Brigitte purchased four years ago when the former owner was thinking of digging them up! The vines again face due north and are planted in an iron imbued schist. Made from 50% whole bunches and cuve aged, this has exceptional balance and is plummy, spicy and tastes very close to the grapes.  For drinking now to 2021.

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Brigitte Chevalier
Village of Corneilhan, Hérault
Size of domaine
6 hectares in total
70% Carignan, 30% Grenache and Mourvèdre. 70 to 100 year old vines for Carignan. 35 year old vines for Grenache and Mourvèdre. Vines are trained gobelet
Schist. 300 mtrs above sea-level. North aspect for Carignan and Grenache. South aspect for Mourvèdre.
Doesn’t debud. Carries out light vendanges en vert. Leaves grass to grow throughout the vineyard. Ploughing once in Spring and sowing grass. Uses organic treatments against oidium and mildew. No chemical herbicides or pesticides, only organic fertilizers or compost if needed. Harvested by hand. Uses a sorting table if needed. Less than 15 hectos per hectare yield for Carignan and less than 20 hectos per hectare yield for Grenache and Mourvèdre.
Half destalked, half whole bunches. Grapes are not crushed. Alcoholic fermentation in concrete vats and stainless steel vats for 2 to 3 weeks using natural, indigenous yeasts. Pressed by a manual hydraulic wooden press. The press wine is aged separately. Aged for 10 months in stainless steel vats. Light filtration and fining before bottling. Only one bottling in June. 10.000 bottles produced on average.
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