Hecht & Bannier - Faugères 2011
Terroir: Faugères is a small appellation located on the somewhat inland on the Mediterranean coast to the west of Montpelier and Nimes.
Vinification: This blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan is vinified in a combination of 10% tank, 30% large nuetral oak casks and 60% oak barrels. 30% of the oak is new.
Additional Details edit"Grenache and Mourvèdre proportion is naturally raised in our blend for a very demonstrative wine throughout the whole ageing period. The silky Grenache shrouds the natural strength and tannic structure of the Mourvèdre just like an iron fist in a velvet glove …"-Gregory Hecht
- Appellation: Faugères
- Winemaker: Gregory Hecht & Francois Bannier
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Limestone, Slate
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- Alcohol: 13.5%
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- Varietals: 55% Syrah, 35% Mourvedre, 10% Carignan
Recent News edit
The Wine Advocate Rating: 91
Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
"Offering fabulous richness, the 2011 Faugères is ripe and up-front, with loads of red plum, ink, licorice, ground pepper and earthy/mineral qualities to go with a medium to full-bodied, voluptuous profile on the palate. A big, layered effort, it firms up nicely on the finish, and should drink nicely through 2023 or more."