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Les Bancèls

Domaine de Cébène

Les Bancèls Bottle
Appellation
Faugères
Variety
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre
Age of Vines
15-35
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT)
Soil
Schist
Altitude
320 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster fermentation in tank, gentle pigeage, basket press
Aging
11 months in tank

Overview

Les Bancèls is the name for a schist terrace in the local dialect of Faugères and references the vineyard Brigitte farms in the far north of the A.O.P. Resembling a ziggurat or an stepped Mayan temple more than a vineyard, this site, at an elevation of 320m, benefits from a nearly 270 degree exposure from northern and northeastern to full southern. Les Bancèls is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre with each variety located in the place best suited for this warm climate – Syrah and Grenache on the north-facing slopes and Mourvedre on the south.

Ratings & Reviews

93

2016 Les Bancèls

Source: JD

92

2015 Les Bancèls

Source: WA

90

2014 Les Bancèls

Source: WA

90

2013 Les Bancèls

Source: WA

90

2012 Les Bancèls

Source: WA

91

2011 Les Bancèls

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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