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Faugères Clos Fantine Courtiol Famille Andrieu 2012

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color: Red
  • Organics
  • Natural
  • 14.50% 
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Full-bodied

A southern wine with character to spare! A few years' keeping will lend it yet more complexity. More info

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very slightly marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Country/Region: Languedoc
  • Appellation/Wine: Faugères
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Andrieu
  • More information....

Faugères Clos Fantine Courtiol Famille Andrieu serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Haricots soissons au Lonzo, Brochettes d'agneau grillé, Chou farci aveyronnais.

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Faugères Clos Fantine Courtiol Famille Andrieu

The wine

Produced in a schist-rich terroir, this complex, deep cuvée is vinified entirely naturally. After several years' (highly recommended) keeping, the wine reveals notes of black olives, tobacco, small berries, very ripe black berries and roasting.

Information about domain Clos Fantine

Founded in the 1990s in Cabrerolles, a little Occitan commune, Clos Fantine is now managed by Corine, Carole, and Olivier Andrieu who took up the estate after their father. Driven by an eco-friendly impulse, they care for their 31 hectares of vines with the aim of crafting deep and authentic wines. They have adopted organic practices (no synthetic products, no herbicides, no additives) for the growing of their Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cinsault, and Grenache vines. These are cultivated in a veritable garden thriving with flowers and wild herbs. They undergo ‘gobelet' pruning for protection from the strong, southern sun. In the cellar, the wines are matured in concrete vats to preserve the freshness and identity of the varietals. The grapes are vinified as naturally as possible, meaning fermentation is set off by wild yeasts and sulphur is avoided. To taste a wine from Clos Fantine is to taste a true ‘terroir wine'.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 very slightly marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
  • French customs seal: yes
  • Alcohol percentage: 14.50 %
  • Country/Region: Languedoc
  • Appellation/Wine: Faugères
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Andrieu
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Color: Red
  • Service temperature: 16°
  • Viticulture: Organics and natural 
  • Size (in ha): 30
  • Volume: 45000
  • Intensity: Full-bodied
  • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: 80% Mourvèdre, 20% grenache

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Faugères Clos Fantine Courtiol Famille Andrieu 2012

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