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Faugères Les Léonides, Domaine du Météore 2016

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Ten thousand years ago a meteorite struck a hillside in Southern France. The vines of Domaine du Météore grow within, and around, the huge, 80-metres-deep-and 200-metres- in -diameter, crater that it left and it is for this reason that this estate is called “Domaine du Météore”. The range of wines from this estate all bear names linked to meteors or other celestial phenomena.

Bright ruby in colour, the nose evokes flowers of fruits such as blackcurrant and clementine, all enhanced by the fragrance of wild thyme flower and a hint of balsamic. On the palate, one finds a fresh, juicy and well-balanced wine with soft tannins and dominant fruit notes in the finish.

Producer  Domaine du Météore

Origin Hérault, Languedoc, France

Appellation Faugères A.O.C.

Grapes 50% Syrah, 20% Cinsault, 20% Grenache Noir, 10% Mourvèdre and Carignan Noir

Vintage 2016

Alcohol 13.5% ABV

Style Medium body elegant red

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Destemmed grapes left to macerate under the cap for a period of four weeks, to give the wine a deep sustained colour. Fermentation take place in stainless steel vats.  28 months of ageing in fibre-glass vat. Filtered but not fined.

Notes Organic