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Domaine du Meteore, Leonides, 2019

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Dried Red Fruits, Coffee, Meaty

Languedoc / Red / Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault / Organic

Farming

Organic

Producer

Domaine du Meteore,

Grape

Syrah/Grenache/Cinsault

Wine Type

Red

Country

France

Region

Faugeres AOC, Languedoc

Vintage

2019

Alcohol

14%

Size

75cl

 

The grapes are carefully de-stemmed, then soaked for four weeks to create a deep redness. After fermenting in stainless steel, the wine is matured for a full 28 months. Fresh and silky in the mouth, you’ll find all the fruitiness and balance here that you’d expect of its Faugères terroir.

Notes on the producer

Domaine du Meteore is situated at Cabrerolles in the appellation of Faugeres and is owned by two English doctors who took over the estate in October 2018 from Guy and Geneviève Coste-Libes (2016 was to be their last vintage). The domaine is so named due to the presence of a 10,000 year-old meteor crater situated in an area of the vineyard named 'Le Clot' where the vines grow particularly well. 

Situated on rocky schist soils, derived from slate and found in only a few areas in the world. On schist, vine roots are forced to grow deep, which keeps yields low and brings a distinctive minerality to the wines, whilst they are suffused with the aromas of the wild herbs which characterise the area.


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