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Farradjales

Domaine de Courbissac

Farradjales Bottle
Appellation
Minervois
Variety
Cinsault
Age of Vines
70
Farming
Conversion to organic (ECOCERT) with biodynamic practices
Soil
Clay limestone, marl, gravel
Altitude
350 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in vat, 9-12 day maceration without pigeage or remontage
Aging
6 months in French oak foudre

Overview

Rarely does Cinsault get its due. It certainly shows up in small percentages in various French Mediterranean reds and frequently in higher percentages in many rosés, but seldom does it take the stage solo. Farradjales in made from 70 year-old Cinsault planted on a west-facing hillside at an elevation of 350m and on gravelly marl and limestone soils. In the hands of Brunnhilde Claux this already expressive and aromatic variety shines with velvety red fruits and winsome spice notes perfectly suited to her hands-off approach in the cellar.

Ratings & Reviews

91

2016 Farradjales

Source: JD

Languedoc, France
  • Location
    Languedoc, France
  • Appellation
    Minervois
  • Proprietor
    Reinhard Brundig
  • Winemaker
    Brunnhilde Claux
  • Size / Elevation
    30 hectares / 250–350 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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