A fortified red wine from old grenache and carignan with fresh fruit acidity and vivacity that feels like a dry wine.
|Winery||Domaine Les Terres de Fagayra|
|Varietal(s)||Grenache (80%) and Carignan (20%).|
|Inventory||Very Low Stock (5)|
Pure, palate-staining black raspberry preserves are topped by bittersweet, musky iris and peony perfume that persist stubbornly along with brown spices, peat, and crushed stone. There is infectious juiciness and remarkable buoyancy for this genre.
Pigeon, goose, partridge, duck breast, chocolate.
Bush pruning (gobelet). Leaf Thinning and pruning. Hand harvest.
Fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. Addition of alcohol to the must during fermentation then macération for 15 days. Ageing for 7 months in stainless steel tanks.
The Gallets, owners and winemakers of Domaine le Roc des Anges, have acquired in 2007 a tiny new Domaine, Les Terres de Fagayra, giving Marjorie’s husband, Stephane, a chance to utilize the special talents for Maury that he honed as winemaker while at nearby Mas Amiel. This little known appellation yields wines of great structure and flavour. These are fortified wines made in a similar style to Port. Their three cuvees are stunning. More than good fortified wines they also display freshness, brightness and mineral smokiness. To say that Stephane is off to a flying and successful start would be an understatement.