Clos Fantine - La Lanterne 2022 (750ml)


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Producer Clos Fantine
Country France
Region Languedoc-Roussillon
Varietal Consult Aramon
Vintage 2022
Size 750ml

Clos Fantine Description

"An overview of Faugères: this is the smallest appellation of the Languedoc with only 1950 hectares. it’s also one of the greatest one in the Languedoc along with St chinian (also on slate). Soil here in Faugères is mostly grey/blue/red slate (with a few limestone parcels). Slate retains water very well (up to 40% of its volume) and retains heat that is redistributed during the cooler night for a long and slow maturation. Soil is quite draining, pour and very acid. Faugères AOC is protected from the Tramontane (dry and strong wind from the north) by mountains in the north and overlooks the Med (20km) with a southern exposure.

No fertilizers are used in the vineyard. Natural cover crop develops and when it is dense enough, it is buried using a plough. Depending on the year, different varieties of plants develop and contribute to the balance of the soil. Each parcel is self-sufficient and harmonise with it’s own environment.

No systematic treatment are used (no herbicides, fungicides, pesticides or copper...) is used to treat the vineyard, except on the carignan vines which are sprayed twice a year with natural powdered sulfur at the beginning of the plant’s growth (this particular varietal is prone to oïdium). 

The vineyard has been farmed that way for decades and natural resistance exists in each parcel. The balance of each parcel is also the reason why they do not need to use any treatment on the vines, and yet are able to harvest a very healthy crop." - Camille Rivière Selection

Wine Notes: A juicy, lighter tannin structured cuvée. 50% destemed cinsaullt + 50% wholecluster aramon. 7 day maceration, then pressed. fermentation and aging in concrete. Cinsault is picked first, after a few days the fermentation is going strong and the concrete tank is saturated in C02; they then add the Aramon and leave the two varietal coferment for 7 days before pressing. Uunfined, unfiltered, no added s02.

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