Faillenc Sainte Marie is a small family estate with 8 hectares of vineyards that cling to the steep foothills of Mont Alaric, 12 kilometers east of the ancient city of Carcassonne in southwest France. Although the domaine was officially founded during the reign of Louis the XIV in the 17th century by an officer returning from service in India, remains of an ancient Roman winery have been found on the estate. Dominique and Marie-Therese Gibert revived the estate with an unshakable vision of crafting wines that express the charming and powerful character of where they come from. With their renowned creativity and diligent work, their son Jean-Baptiste has now taken over the estate, using only organic farming methods. This cuvee derives its name from a play on words referring “to its origin as a ‘press wine’ exclusively from Syrah”. It was aged in small oak barrels, and the label [like all of the estate’s labels] was created by Dominique.
Balanced and engaging, with dense strawberry and raspberry fruits complimented by earthy rosewood, finishing with silky tannins, spicy pink peppercorn and chocolate elements. Easy drinking and a fantastic companion at the table.
Mis en Bouteille au Domaine Faillenc Ste Marie par J. Baptiste Gibert [Estate Bottled]
Enjoy now thru 2015