Mas Gabinele Faugeres 2019

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Mas Gabinele Faugeres 2019

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Grenache 40%, Syrah 30%, Carignan 20%, Mourvèdre 10%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Mas Gabinèle

Tasting notes - An opulent Southern French blend, showing wonderful aromatic concentration with rich layers of black fruit, tapenade, toasty notes and pepper layered with tantalising minerality. Beautifully framed by fine grained tannins through to a balsamic finish.

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2021
Silver, DWWA, 2021

Mas Gabinele Faugeres 2019

An opulent and rich Southern French blend, showing
wonderful aromatic concentration with layers of black
fruit, tapenade, toasted bread and pepper.
ProducerNote
Thierry Rodriguez, grandson of a winemaker, always dreamt of making his own wines,
and in 1997 he bought his first plots of vines in the Faugères appellation. Situated in the
foothills of the Cévennes and surrounded by beautiful garrigue, the appellation is
renowned for its magnificent schistous soils. Demanding, thorough and a perfectionist,
Thierry manages the vineyard with great care and attention. In turn, the vines produce
naturally low yields of around 25 hectolitres per hectare, of beautiful, healthy berries
that reach optimal maturity - the key to fully expressing the Faugères terroir. Nothing
revolutionary here, simply the application of good farming sense and practices that
respect the environment; the estate is certified HVE. Mas Gabinèle takes its name after
‘unà gabinelà’ which in Occitan refers to the traditional wine-maker's hut in the
vineyards.
Vintage
Winter was dry and mild from February onwards. The summer was very hot with a high
of 46°C on 28th June. The weather remained very dry until the beginning of the harvest.
These conditions had quite an impact on the fruit; the Syrah produced small berries
and needed a controlled extraction. The Grenache, which is well adapted to the
Mediterranean climate, resisted well. September rainfall allowed the Carignan and
Mourvèdre to ripen evenly.
Vineyard
The estate is located in the Faugères appellation in the Languedoc and is situated at
180 metres elevation, overlooking the village of Laurens. It has progressively expanded
to its current size of 23 hectares, which has enabled in-depth renovation of new
parcels. The Syrah and Mourvèdre are double Cordon Royat pruned vines and the
Carignan and Grenache are pruned according to the traditional Gobelet method. The
vines are planted in ochre, grey or blue sandstone and schist soils, which are slightly
acidic and have a fragile structure. This high quality but demanding terroir naturally
produces low yields, of around 25 hl/ha. The estate is cultivated sustainably, and is HVE
certified, which officially recognises the environmental performance of winegrowers,
including biodiversity conservation, plant protection strategies, managed fertiliser use
and water resource management. The grapes are hand-harvested.
Winemaking
This cuvée is the balanced expression of a mosaic of plots. The grapes were carefully
sorted in the vineyard to select the ripest fruit. Fermentation took place with selected
yeasts, followed by a long, gentle maceration period of 20 to 30 days with pumping
over, avoiding excessive over-extraction. The wine was then matured for 12 months in
225 litre French oak of second and third use, punctuated by regular racking.
TastingNote
An opulent Southern French blend, showing wonderful aromatic concentration with rich
layers of black fruit, tapenade, toasty notes and pepper layered with tantalising
minerality. Beautifully framed by fine grained tannins through to a balsamic finish.
Grape
Grenache 40%, Syrah 30%, Carignan 20%, Mourvèdre 10%


Awards
Silver, IWC, 2021
Silver, DWWA, 2021


Winemaker: Thierry Rodriguez
Region: LanguedocRoussillon
Subregion: Faugères
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5%

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