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Domaine du Meteore, Faugeres Rouge, Les Perseides, 2016

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One of the estate’s top wines, from old vine Syrah and Mourvèdre with some Grenache, aged 18 months in barriques. After a disappointing 2015 vintage this is right back on song: with overt oak touches (but not overdone) on the concentrated black fruit heart. Lovely pure blackcurrant note. Fine wine for roast or grilled beef; and shopuld keep beuatifully too. Now-2023

Domaine du Meteore, Faugeres Rouge, Les Perseides, 2016

Product Code: MET416

Stone, Vine & Sun rating

Full Bodied

Rated 4 out of 5
Light > Full
  • Origin: France
  • Region: Languedoc
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Colour: Red
  • Bottle Size: 75cl
  • ABV: 14%
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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
wines. Syrah in particular benefits from this terroir.

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