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2015 Faugères

Domaine Léon Barral

The blend here is Carignan dominant, rounded out with Grenache and Cinsault. This wine is always immediately enjoyable but ages beautifully as well. The 2004 is still in top form, for example, but you must have a very cool cellar to enjoy Barral in its later years.

Dixon Brooke

Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 50% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 20% Cinsault
Appellation: Faugères
Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Producer: Domaine Léon Barral
Winemaker: Didier Barral
Vineyard: 40 to 70 years, 14 ha
Soil: Schist
Aging: Aged for 2 years in cement and stainless steel cuves
Farming: Biodynamic (practicing)
Alcohol: 14%

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About Languedoc-Roussillon

Ask wine drinkers around the world, and the word “Languedoc” is sure to elicit mixed reactions. On the one hand, the region is still strongly tied to its past as a producer of cheap, insipid bulk wine in the eyes of many consumers. On the other hand, it is the source of countless great values providing affordable everyday pleasure, with an increasing number of higher-end wines capable of rivaling the best from other parts of France.

While there’s no denying the Languedoc’s checkered history, the last two decades have seen a noticeable shift to fine wine, with an emphasis on terroir. Ambitious growers have sought out vineyard sites with poor, well draining soils in hilly zones, curbed back on irrigation and the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and looked to balance traditional production methods with technological advancements to craft wines with elegance, balance, and a clear sense of place. Today, the overall quality and variety of wines being made in the Languedoc is as high as ever.

Shaped like a crescent hugging the Mediterranean coast, the region boasts an enormous variety of soil types and microclimates depending on elevation, exposition, and relative distance from the coastline and the cooler foothills farther inland. While the warm Mediterranean climate is conducive to the production of reds, there are world-class whites and rosés to be found as well, along with stunning dessert wines revered by connoisseurs for centuries.

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For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.

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