These are two high quality wines from the Languedoc. Both are elegant, complex and very drinkable.
Faugères 2010 Les Premières
JM & Vé Alquier (14 euro)
Quite light in style, full of aromas, well made with freshness, fine acidity and length. The talented wine maker Jean-Michel Alquier, well known for his cuvées La Maison Jaune and Les Bastides, uses young vines for this wine. The grapes are a third each of grenache, syrah and mourvèdre.
Mas Cal Demoura L’Infidèle 2010 (14,50 euro)
Languedoc Terrasses du Larzac
Elegant and flavourful blend of grenache, syrah, carignan, mourvèdre och cinsault. Complex aromas of dark fruits and a fresh acidity. The wine has partly been aged for 18 months in oak barrels of 500 litres.
The cuvee “L’Infidèle” is a tribute to Jean-Pierre Jullien, the founder of Mas Cal Demoura. The present owner, Vincent Goumard, believes that thanks to the fact that Jean-Pierre was unfaithful (infidèle) to the traditional way of making wine in the region, he build the reputation of the domaine.
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