Frédéric Albaret created the 26 hectare estate located in the Faugères appellation in southern France “ex nihilo” in 1994. The region is known for its typical and characteristic slate soils. Classic grape varieties are grown: a large portion of Syrah, supplemented by Mourvèdre, Carignan and Grenache. All grapes are hand-picked and gentle extraction methods are used in the cellar.
Magnoux 2010: A good representative of the appellation in this balanced and sunny vintage. The slight salty taste on the final calls for a grilled T-bone steak. The vintage 2012 shows a similar character, with slightly less complexity but more freshness, typical for the cooler vintage. 2010 has reached a good drinking ripeness, 2012 is already enjoyable, but also tolerates some patience and ageing.
Bettane et Desseauve, December 2014