Magnoux, AOP Faugères – Red

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Magnoux, AOP FaugèresRed


Region: Languedoc

Appellation: Faugères

Estate: Domaine Saint Antonin.

Cuvee: MAGNOUX

Terroir: Schiste

Varieties:  70% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache

Content: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14,5 % vol

Ages up to 10 years

« Magnoux » is a blend dominated by Syrah, with a hint of Mourvèdre.
The wine speaks for its soil, showing elegance
and complexity.

Wine-making: grapes are hand-picked, sorted in the cellar, 100 % stem-stripped, vatted for four weeks.

Maturing: in oak-casks and demi-muids (500 hectoliters) for twelve months then in vats for six months.

Tasting notes: « Magnoux » shows a dark ruby color with hints of garnet. The nose starts with slightly animal and very spicy notes: cinammon, pepper, a touch of liquorice. The fruit is dark with ripe blackcurrrant and garrigue (thyme, rosmarine…). In the mouth, the wine is generous and hamonious, fruity and spicy, structured with a lot of finesse  in the tannins. The wood-ageing does not dominate, it is melted into the structure and acts as a support to the wine, adding to its ageing potential.

 

Magnoux 2015

2015 was a great vintage for wines with high ageing potential. In addition to its dark and bright red colour, the wine shows an intense and inviting bouquet of olives, sour cherries, liquorice and blueberries, concentrated and juicy taste, as well as an exceptional tannin structure. Still relatively young, it loves to breathe for a while after opening to fully develop its taste and fragrances. Roast beef, coq au vin, duck breast with honey and thyme … at the table, it loves strong but refined dishes. Ageing potential 7 to 8 years.

Magnoux 2014

A dark, deep colour, almost as mysterious as its bouquet: black, ripe fruits, olives and bay leaves, roasted herbs and dark chocolate. A generous wine whose concentrated and rich taste is dominated by Mourvèdre, providing pleasant freshness and powerful tannins. Archetype of a Mediterranean wine grown in higher altitude, it easily unites power and elegance. It loves to accompany tasty game dishes, duck breast with sour cherries or some well-selected cheese varieties. Enjoy now, or keep in the cellar for three or four years.

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