Le Pelerin (the pilgrim) is a fruity, fresh and very easy to drink wine with supple tannins. It is a fine introduction to Faugères AOC wines at a great value!
55% Syrah, 35% Grenache noir and 10% Mourvèdre
|Winery||Domaine de Cebene|
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Nose of dark fruits, violet, licorice, spices. Powerful, rich but nevertheless balanced. The texture is like crushed velvet and the finish evolves from a dark fruit blast to sweet vanilla and spice notes.
Total destemming. Cold maceration for 4 to 5 days before fermentation. Alcoholic fermentation at 25 °C with cap punching and pumping over three times a day. A hot maceration is carried out after fermentation. Ageing 14 months in barrels (25 % new) and in vats.
Gobelet pruning. Hand harvest.
|Grapes||Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah|
Leaving her native Bordeaux and the employ of Jean-Luc Thunevin, Brigitte Chevalier acquired a group of vineyards in a remote part of Faugères centered around a ziggurat-shaped hill at an elevation of 320m above sea level. This location affords a range of exposures from north-facing, to full southern exposure. Underneath these sites is the classic soil of Faugères – schist. Soil, exposure and climate, combine to allow Brigitte to makes wines that suit her palate, what she calls, “Vin du Nord in the South.”Brigitte is meticulous in her farming and winemaking. Her vineyards are certified organic and everything is harvested by hand and transported in small bins. Brigitte prefers native yeast, and whole cluster fermentations as well as aging in tank. All wines are balanced, rich and soft, with abundant fruit and spiciness, complex structures, fine tannins and hints that they will continue to evolve over a number of years. In choosing a name for her Domaine, Brigitte took as inspiration an ancient goddess of the celtic tribes of the region, Cébenna, mentioned by Julius Cesar in the first century BC.