Faugères 2013

Hecht & Bannier


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 Information

The beautiful ripeness of Syrah is very well balanced due to magnificient tannins of the finest Mourvèdre, allied with a minerality, most characteristic of the Faugères terroirs. The wine is concentrated, voluptuous and elegant with beautiful freshness and great finesse. Its very strong mineral character shares Cade wood and blackberry-pie scent added to floral aroma violet.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Faugères
  • Winemaker: Gregory Hecht & Francois Bannier
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, Slate
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Varietals: 55% Syrah, 35% Mourvedre, 10% Carignan

Recent Press

  • Score: 93 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Sporting a deep ruby/purple color, the roughly 300-case 2013 Faugères has a sensational bouquet of cassis, crushed violets and liquid rocks. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and impeccably balanced, it has a seamless texture, no hard edges and a clean finish. Made from 50% Syrah, 20% Mourvdre, 20% Grenache and 10% Carignan that was aged in demi-muids, it's one of the finest wines I've tasted from this estate. Bravo!

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