2012

Faugères AOC Mas Gabinèle

Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignan

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Wine information

Region

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Grape

Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Carignan

Producer

Thierry Rodriguez

Vintage

2012

Goes well with

Roast, roast beef, braised beef

Degustation notes

Dark purple colour, a nose with intense, spricy notes of ripe stewed berries and black cherries, wrapped in notes of toasted and aromas of dark chocolate, refined and pleasant on the attack, with good tannins and a nice homogeneous acid structure, noticeably matured in french barrels, then strong and fresh, with the presence of good tannins, soft and long at the finish.

Special notes

The center of the Faugères vineyard is located at about 30 km north of the town of Béziers. The massive Black Mountains unfold likea wall of slate. Yields are not very high, but very concentrated, which gives the wine its finesse. Thierry Rodriguez has only 7 hectares of the best vines planted on Faugères' steep slopes. The grapes are sorted at Mas Gabinèle with such care that many remain intact. They then ferment in a carbonic acid mixture. 15 months of ageing in new barrels and very respectful manufacturing preserves the quality of the tannins and produces sublime quality wines.

Alcohol content

14.0%

Drinking temperature

16-18°C

Optimum maturity

2017-2018

Original packaging

Box of 6

Stopper

Natural cork

Finishing process

Oak cask 225 l

Ratings

Average rating: 4.0 of 5 16 ratings and 4 reviews

  • from on
    Average rating: 3.0 of 5 3.0

    Acidité!!! - Un peu trop d'acidité à mon goût...Pas forcément un défaut mais typique du Carignan. Pour ceux qui aiment, santé!

  • from on
    Average rating: 5.0 of 5 5.0

    Tiptop - Preis- / Leistungsverhältnis während Aktionswochen ist Weltklasse

    6er Pack ist flache Kiste - sieht auch gut zum Schenken aus.

  • from on
    Average rating: 1.0 of 5 1.0

    Sauer und nicht sehr mundig - Jahrgang 2012 degustiert in kleiner geselliger Runde zu Grissini. Sehr sauer und im Abgang bitter. Musste den Wein nach 2-3 Schlucken wegschütten. Habe dieses Phänomen bereits ein paar mal erlebt bei den Weinen aus der Côte Rousillon (auch bei den Weinen, welche ich selber mit nach Hause gebracht hatte). Vielleicht wäre eine weitere Flasche wieder lecker gewesen.

  • from on
    Average rating: 4.0 of 5 4.0

    Très bien - Nez envoutant d'épice. La bouche est très ronde, sexy avec un beau volume et une belle persistance fruité et épicé. La finale est assez longue avec des tanins présents.