Domaine de Cébène Belle Lurette 2016 Faugères

(Code: CEB/BELLE/16)
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Domaine de Cébène Belle Lurette 2016 Faugères
Region Faugères
Colour/Style Dry red - medium/full bodied, aged in steel vats
Grapes 70% Carignan, plus Grenache and Mourvedre 
Alcohol (a.b.v)
Food Char-grilled red meats, duck, grilled vegetables
Next day 
Even better 
Drink Now, or to 2025 and beyond
Made predominantly from ancient, north-facing Carignan vines grown on schist, at over 300 metres above sea level. Whole bunch fermentation and a complete lack of oak influence is the order of the day here. It simply reeks of garrigue herbs, schiste soil minerality and a whole bucketful of red and black berries and currants, with further notes of soft citrus, polished leather, violets and blackcurrant leaf. The palate has plenty of concentration, whilst at the same time exhibiting an array of delicate, high-toned fruit and garrigue herb flavours. The tannins are grippy but fine and meld beautifully with the mix of sweet, sour and succulent fruit flavours. Subtle hints of spices and cool mint add yet more elegance and complexity. Long, too. This is such a lovely wine, it really is hard to resist now, but definitely has the structure for medium-term ageing. A brilliant wine and yet another reason to love old-vine Carignan!