Faugères, Languedoc

L'Ancienne Mercerie

Couture Faugères

2014 vintage. Grenache (50%), Syrah (20%), Carignan (20%) and Mourvèdre (10%). Aged 12 months in barriques and concrete vats. Unfiltered and unfined. Granite soils. Blackberry jam, dried herbs, leather and a mineral note. Powerful taste with concentrated jammy blackberry fruit and intense spiciness, balanced by good acidity, ripe tannin and well-integrated high (15 % abv) alcohol. Very good spicy length. Great value at 17,9 euro. Drink the entire bottle, it doesn't show well the next day. — a month ago

Hermes, Romain and 1 other liked this

Domaine Borie de Maurel

La Belle Aude Marsanne 2019

Dan R
9.1

Gorgeous s. French white. Delicate and wispy-textured, peach focused with a slatey backbone and salty finish. Understated and very very pretty. A great discovery, especially in the context of how little attention is paid to whites in the region. Best at cellar temp. Obviously young and improved steadily with a bit of air time — 3 days ago

Ken, Stuart and 6 others liked this

Clos Fantine

Faugères Natural Wine Carignan Blend 2017

W
8.9

Medicinal, brown spice and funk. — 24 days ago

Château de la Liquiere

Les Amandiers Faugères Red Blend 2014

Dry, dark fruit, acidic. Enjoyable with fish and mushroom pasta — 18 days ago

Gérard Bertrand

Cote des Roses Languedoc Syrah Blend Rosé 2018

Very (white) floral nose with additional touches of unripe peach and dried berries. Tangy melon and citrus flavors. Hint of chalk on the finish. Solid wine and solid value. — 6 days ago

Billy, Clive and 1 other liked this

Domaine de Chamans (Hegarty Chamans)

No. 3 Minervois Syrah Blend 2017

Dan R
9.1

Excellent tip from a friend, great discovery. Barnyard on the nose upon opening thankfully blew off. Very vivid, blue fruited with a mulberry / violet / spice character. Chewy finish. This feels very alive. Love the style. — a day ago

Josh, Stuart and 3 others liked this

Daumas Gassac

Vin de Pays de l'Hérault Red Blend 2007

Plutôt austère, assez marqué par les arômes végétaux et de cuir. Fruit un peu en retrait. — 3 days ago

Hanibal, Romain and 3 others liked this

Clos Fantine

Faugères Carignan Blend 2017

Delicious medium/full bodied smoky lusciousness — 17 days ago

Faire la Fete

Crémant de Limoux Brut Rosé

Light salmon in color.

Fruity nose with raspberries, strawberries, lemons, citrus, bread, green apples, grapefruits, spices, minerals and yeast.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. Refreshing with medium sized bubbles.

Dry on the palate with citrus, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices, yeast, strawberries, minerals, sea salt and white pepper.

Medium finish with tangy limes.

This is a nice surprise. A very elegant sparkling wine from France. Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. Shows nice complexity and good by itself or with food.

I paired it with a nice day by the pool.

Made in the traditional method.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$20.
— 8 days ago

Trixie, Peter and 19 others liked this

Clos Bagatelle

Le Clos de ma Mère Saint-Chinian Blanc

Dan R
9.2

Here’s another smoking good southern french white. Very interesting blend and the first time I can remember seeing Carignan Blanc. Also Roussanne Grenache Blanc and Vermentino. Sulfur needs to blow off. So beautifully textured and detailed. Glides across the palate. Green apple, citrus, almond, custard/fondant/banana on the palate and a floral, carnation (?) finish. Seductive. This would be so fun to throw into a blind tasting. Love. — a day ago

Severn, Ken and 6 others liked this