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Domaine De Courbissac Les Farradjales 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
France
appellation
Minervois
WA
92
JD
90
WA
92
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
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? ... More details
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Domaine De Courbissac Les Farradjales 2017 750ml

SKU 860297
$27.20
/750ml bottle
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Professional Ratings
WA
92
JD
90
WA
92
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
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?
JD
90
Rated 90 by Jeb Dunnuck
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.
Winery
• 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.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
France
appellation
Minervois
Overview
Rated 92 - 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?
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Region: Languedoc Roussillon

Languedoc Roussillon is one of the world's most important wine regions, with an annual output which, amazingly, exceeds that of the United States, and which makes up for over a third of France's overall wine production. Languedoc Roussillon is also a hugely important region for wine history, and is widely regarded as probably the first part of France in which grapevines were cultivated, after many were introduced by the ancient Greeks several thousand years ago. The region is renowned around the world for having a dedication to quality which matches the quantity it produces, and the range of wines produced in Languedoc Roussillon is truly impressive, with red, white, dessert and sparkling wines all being made to high levels of excellence within the region.
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Country: France

French winemakers are subjected to several laws and regulations regarding the wines they produce, and how they can be labeled and sold. Such procedures are designed to increase the overall quality of the country's produce, and also to ensure that wines made in each particular region or appellation are of a character and type which is representative of the area. Thankfully for consumers of wine world-wide, the French have a particularly high reputation to uphold, and seem to do so flawlessly. Every year, wineries from all over France produce millions upon millions of bottles of fine wine, making the most of their native grape varieties and the excellent terrain which covers most of the country. From the expensive and exquisite red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, to the white wines and cremants of central France, the French are dedicated to providing the world with wines of the highest quality and most distinctive character.
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Region: Languedoc Roussillon

Languedoc Roussillon is one of the world's most important wine regions, with an annual output which, amazingly, exceeds that of the United States, and which makes up for over a third of France's overall wine production. Languedoc Roussillon is also a hugely important region for wine history, and is widely regarded as probably the first part of France in which grapevines were cultivated, after many were introduced by the ancient Greeks several thousand years ago. The region is renowned around the world for having a dedication to quality which matches the quantity it produces, and the range of wines produced in Languedoc Roussillon is truly impressive, with red, white, dessert and sparkling wines all being made to high levels of excellence within the region.
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Country: France

French winemakers are subjected to several laws and regulations regarding the wines they produce, and how they can be labeled and sold. Such procedures are designed to increase the overall quality of the country's produce, and also to ensure that wines made in each particular region or appellation are of a character and type which is representative of the area. Thankfully for consumers of wine world-wide, the French have a particularly high reputation to uphold, and seem to do so flawlessly. Every year, wineries from all over France produce millions upon millions of bottles of fine wine, making the most of their native grape varieties and the excellent terrain which covers most of the country. From the expensive and exquisite red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, to the white wines and cremants of central France, the French are dedicated to providing the world with wines of the highest quality and most distinctive character.