Wines of Faugères

Faugères vineyard
Faugères vineyard
  • Wine Region : Languedoc.
  • AOP / AOC: Faugeres.
  • Vinifications: red wine, rosé wine, white wine.
  • Main grape varieties: (red and rosé wines) Grenache, Lledoner pelut, Mourvèdre, Syrah | (White wine) White Grenache, Marsanne, Roussanne, Vermentino.
  • Secondary grape varieties: (red and rosé wines) Carignan | (White wine) Clairette, Viognier.
  • Accessory grape varieties: (red and rosé wines) Cinsault.

Located north of Béziers, next to the vineyards of Saint-Chinian to the southwest and Pezenas to the East,  Faugères is one of the few appellations in Languedoc where wines are produced in three colors. The reds are in the majority at 80%, extracted from Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. The rest of the production is distributed in rosés for 17% and in white wines for 3%. The latter, which bring together Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Vermentino, Clairette or Viognier, still occupy a discreet place given their recent entry into the appellation. The vineyard itself, leaning against the foothills of the Cévennes, extends over an average altitude of 300 m with peaks at 400 m. Well oriented to the south, it is exposed to a typically Mediterranean climate tempered here by the altitudes. The soil, dominated by remarkable gray schists, contributes to the expression of a unique appellation. This is how the combination of a mineral terroir and a relief conducive to favorable winds gives the wines of Faugères a distinctive balance, made of concentration, maturity and freshness. Based on yields of around 30 hectoliters per hectare, this convergence of exceptions would call for the classification of the appellation as cru. Aspiration which can already be seen enhanced with the words "Faugères - Great Schist Terroir”For some of the most qualitative vintages in the vineyard.

Where to find Faugères wines?

Mas Onesime - Wines of Faugères

Mas Onesime

Independent cellar

A biodynamic vineyard managed by Olivier Villaneuva with wines certified by Demeter.

Vineyards and Domains of Faugères

Mas Onésime - Faugères wines

Mas Onesime

Owned by Olivier Villaneuva, Mas Onésime is located in La Liquière in the Faugères appellation. His production can be summed up without a doubt ...
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