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Domaine du Meteore, Faugeres Blanc, Les Leonides, 2019

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The unoaked Météore white has now reverted to its former name of Les Léonides. A blend of Vermentino (Rolle), Roussanne and Viognier, it’s dramatically open, with scent of stone fruit. Then there’s a satiny texture to enjoy; and a mineral edge. Plenty of character and complexity, but still lively and fresh. Now-2022

Domaine du Meteore, Faugeres Blanc, Les Leonides, 2019

Product Code: MET719

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Rated 1 out of 5
Dry > Sweet
  • Origin: France
  • Region: Languedoc
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Colour: White
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • ABV: 13%
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English owners Paul Jarman and Paul Jenkins are beginning to make their mark here, on this estate previously overseen by Geneviève and Guy Coste-Libes. There’s more focus on the organically farmed vines, with trials of bio-dynamics; and very smart new labels.

The domaine, in the village of Cabrerolles in the north of the Faugères appellation, is named after the huge crater of a meteor which punctures the vineyards; and all of the wines are named after meteor showers. Two local factors mark all the wines: first all the family’s 23 hectares of vines are on schistous soils - and that gives the wines a particular high-toned scent and exciting minerality; and second, the vineyards go up to 350 metres in altitude, and that, combined with cool downdrafts from the plateau to the north, brings freshness to their
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