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Chateau de la Liquiere, Faugeres Rouge, L'Ampoule, 2020

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Chateau de la Liquiere, Faugeres Rouge, L'Ampoule, 2020

L’Ampoule is a slang synonym for a bottle: in the south of France they talk of “péter une Ampoule” as to crack open a bottle. This is the estate’s Cinsault-based wine (with a little Grenache) and displays all the... Read More

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Chateau de la Liquiere, Faugeres Rouge, L'Ampoule, 2020

ColourRed

RegionLanguedoc-Roussillon

Sub RegionFaugeres

GrowerChateau de la Liquiere

Grape VarietyGrenache, Carignan & Mourvedre

Vintage2020

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

MethodOrganic

CodeLIQ420

Our Rating

Medium Bodied

Light > Full

Languedoc-Roussillon

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Carignan

Carignan is the grape which really distinguishes the red wines of the Languedoc and Roussillon from those of the southern Rhône (in the latter Grenache is ubiquitous and dominant, and Syrah and Mourvèdre are the preferred blending grapes).

It has been a much maligned grape. For example Jancis Robinson’s Oxford Companion to Wine thunders: "Carignan,...

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Chateau de la Liquiere, Faugeres Rouge, L'Ampoule, 2020

L’Ampoule is a slang synonym for a bottle: in the south of France they talk of “péter une Ampoule” as to crack open a bottle. This is the estate’s Cinsault-based wine (with a little Grenache) and displays all the red-fruited exuberance of the variety. Deeply hued, it gives off such a pretty perfume of crushed strawberries and rose petals; followed by a velvety, plush palate of fraises de bois. Can be enjoyed lightly chilled. Now-2024

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