Clos Fantine 'Cuvée Tradition' Faugères AOP 2020

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Clos Fantine 'Cuvée Tradition' Faugères AOP 2020
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Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation/Sub-Region Faugères AOP
Grapes Carignan, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault
Vineyard/Cellar Practices Organically Grown, Biodynamically Grown, Low-Intervention/Natural Wine, Vegan

Located just outside of the village of Lenthéric, within Faugères, in the Languedoc, the 28-hectare Clos Fantine estate is run by three siblings: Carole, Corinne and Olivier Andrieu, combining their individual talents to run the business. Corinne makes the wine, as she studied oenology at Montpellier, Carole does the paper work, having gone to business school, and Olivier looks after the vines. They built their winery in 2000, three years after their father (a winemaker with a talent and passion for natural wines) passed away, and have been making natural wines in his honor ever since. All their wines are made from biodynamically grown grapes without any added SO2 and spend 18-20 months in concrete vat, depending on the vintage. A blend of carignan, grenache and syrah, mourvèdre and cinsault, this is a funky, complex, rustic and earthy expression with red and dark fruit, and touches of crushed herbs, smoke, and minerals. Biodynamically grown, low-intervention, vegan.