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Belle Lurette

Domaine de Cébène

Belle Lurette Bottle
Appellation
Faugères
Variety
Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre
Age of Vines
15–90
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT)
Soil
Schist
Altitude
320 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster fermentation in concrete tanks, basket press
Aging
11 months in tank

Overview

An idiomatic expression in French, Belle Lurette means, “a long time ago.” This is a cuvée based on old-vine Carignan planted on the north-facing and terraced slope of Brigitte’s vineyard situated at the northern edge of Faugères. Here the soils are schistous and rocky and the exposure allows for a simultaneous ripening of the sugars and phenols of this challenging variety. The remaining varieties in this cuvée, Grenache and Mourvedre, are planted nearby and benefit from the same exposure and long maturation.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2016 Belle Lurette

Source: JD

91

2016 Belle Lurette

Source: WA

92

2015 Belle Lurette

Source: WA

93+

2013 Belle Lurette

Source: WA

92

2012 Belle Lurette

Source: WA

Languedoc, France
  • Location
    Languedoc, France
  • Appellation
    Faugères
  • Proprietor
    Brigitte Chevalier
  • Winemaker
    Brigitte Chevalier
  • Size / Elevation
    11 hectares / 40-320 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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