Domaine la Sarabande Les Rabasses Faugères AOP
After spending a number of years training under Jeremy Hyland, possibly the best regarded viticulturist in NZ, at Kim Crawford wines and later at Astrolabe wines, Irishwoman Isla Gordon and her Australian winemaker Husband Paul decided it was time to set out on their own and chose the Languedoc as the place best suited to the style of wine they both wanted to produce. Today, working with some unique terroirs and old vineyards treated organically and by hand, the Gordons produce some stunningly good old world wines but with a modern Oz twang. The aromas of the Faugeres are dominated by black cherries and plums, with the Carignan addsing a forest floor character. The Carignan and Syrah underwent malolactic fermention. This adds complexity to the palate, wh ich is packed with fruit, but has a softlingering finish.
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