This year was ideal for our Faugères 2009 blend, with a very nice Mourvèdre ripeness maturity. By integrating Carignan, which did not exist in the previous vintages, we wish to share with you a Faugères at its optimum concentration. Its rich and strong tannic structure permits to keep this wine for ageing for at least 10 years. Its very strong mineral character shares Cade wood and blackberry-pie scent added to floral aroma violet.
The 2008-2009 Autumn-Winter rains did not permit a good water return for the soils. Then, Faugères records a wintry hydric deficit of more than 80% to compare to normality. Nevertheless, this deficit is partially compensated by the spring rainfalls which allow a superficial water rebuilding. In spite of the appearance of the first Mildew mark in Languedoc from mid-April, the winegrowers’ vigilance and experiences learnt from the previous year had permitted an adequate control of the disease. Facilitated by a dry August, this expertise allowed obtaining a very healthy vineyard for the harvest.