Mas Gabinele Faugeres Rarissime 2019

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Mas Gabinele Faugeres Rarissime 2019

Country - France

Region - Languedoc-Roussillon

Grape Varieties - Syrah 70%, Grenache 25%, Mourvèdre 5%

Alcohol by volume - 15%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Mas Gabinèle

Tasting notes - Fragrant aromas of cherry, violet, blackcurrant jam, ink and Mirabelle plum are channelled on the palate through powerful and muscular tannins. This is beautifully balanced by mineral freshness through to a long, opulent finish.

Awards
Silver, DWWA, 2021

Mas Gabinele Faugeres Rarissime 2019

Charming and opulent with aromas of cherry, violet,
blackcurrant jam, ink and plum leading to a powerful
palate, beautifully balanced by mineral freshness.
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
The 2019 vintage started with unseasonably heavy rains in October and November
2018, followed by a dry winter, which was mild from February onwards. The summer
was very hot with a high of 46°C recorded 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 therefore needed a high level of control
during extraction. The Grenache, which is well adapted to the Mediterranean climate,
resisted well. Rainfall in September allowed the Mourvèdre to ripen evenly.
Vineyard
The 23-hectare vineyard is located in the Faugères appellation in the Languedoc and is
situated at 180 metres elevation, overlooking the village of Laurens. The Syrah and
Mourvèdre are double Cordon Royat pruned vines and the Grenache is 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
hectolitres per hectare. 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
The grapes were carefully sorted in the vineyard to select the ripest fruit. Fermentation
took place with selected yeasts, followed by a long maceration period with pumping
over to extract the desired level of flavour, colour and structure-giving tannins. The wine
was then matured for 16 months in French oak.
TastingNote
Fragrant aromas of cherry, violet, blackcurrant jam, ink and Mirabelle plum are
channelled on the palate through powerful and muscular tannins. This is beautifully
balanced by mineral freshness through to a long, opulent finish.
Grape Syrah 70%, Grenache 25%, Mourvèdre 5%


Awards
Silver, DWWA, 2021


Winemaker: Thierry Rodriguez
Region: LanguedocRoussillon
Subregion: Faugères
Country: France
Alcohol: 15%

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