Domaine Valambelle

L’Angolet 2016
Faugères AOP

angolet

Estate bottled

An unmistakable typical taste

Domaine Valambelle is an old family property. Most of the present vineyards were gained on the woods surrounding the village of Laurens 30 years ago by Michel Abbal. This means that still today only one vineyard of the Estate is contiguous to vines from another estate.
Michel’s son, Thierry, joined him in 1998. They left the local cooperative in 2002 to set up their own winery. That was the beginning of Domaine Valambelle.

In 2008 they started the move towards bio wines. Since 2012 the Estate is BIO (Ecocert certified). Having no close neighbors makes this qualification quite protected from external and unwanted influences.

The Estate covers 23 hectares, 21 of which are cultivated today. The vines are between 20 and 40 years old. Soil is mainly schist, which gives very low yields but an unmistakable typical taste.

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The Estate covers 23 hectares, 21 of which are cultivated today. The vines are between 20 and 40 years old.

Soil is mainly schist, which gives very low yields but an unmistakable typical taste.

This cuvee is grown mainly on schists.

Syrah 35%
Grenache 30%
Carignan 25%
Mourvèdre 10%

Varietals are 30 years old on average, with a yield of 35 Hl/ha.

Serve at 18°C.

A wine with style and power, which deserves to be opened some time before drinking in order to fully express its character. Try it with stew or venison and you will make a great winter meal.