Farradjales

2017
France
Languedoc

• Made from 70 year-old Cinsault planted on a west-facing hillside at an elevation of 350m and on gravelly marl and limestone soils.

• Hand harvested, whole cluster, natural yeast fermentation in vat, 9-12 day maceration without pigeage or remontage.

• 6 months in concrete tanks and eggs, unfined, unfiltered, 20mg/L SO2.

92 points
"A rarely seen varietal Cinsault, the 2017 Minervois les Farradjales comes from 70-year-old vines planted on a west-facing slope. Aged in foudre, it shows the enchanting and soaring floral and spice aromatics the variety is known for, with hints of roses, violets, cracked pepper and star anise, among others. Medium-bodied, it's crisp and silky, immediately accessible yet concentrated enough to last 5-6 years. The Burgundy of the Minervois?"
Joe Czerwinski,
WIne Advocate
, May 31, 2019
90 points
"A singular wine, the 2017 Farradjales is all Cinsault that was not destemmed and was brought up all in concrete tanks. Offering a beautiful, Burgundian bouquet of strawberries, incense, rose petals, and sandalwood as well as a hints of iodine and marine-like notes, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, beautiful balance, and an elegant, pretty, layered texture. It’s a terrific expression of the variety."
Jeb Dunnuck
, March 4, 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB3744-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Cinsault