Leon Barral, Faugeres Valiniere 2014Regular price $90.00 Save $-90.00
Variety: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre
Winemaker Didier Barral is the thirteenth generation of the Barral family to grow grapes in the Faugères appellation of the Languedoc. His ancestors mostly grew grapes and made wine for family consumption. In 1993, Didier decided to implement estate bottling and commercialize the wines on a larger scale, and shortly thereafter decided to institute biodynamic practices. In France, he is widely regarded as one of the most important leaders in the biodynamic movement. In short, Didier shows that working his land is a life achievement, not just a task.
“Valinière” is the domaine’s top cuvée The wine is aged for two years, or sometimes longer in barrel, 10% of which is new. Mourvedre is often called an “iron first with a velvet glove,” and this takes that idea a step further.