Domaine Valambelle

Florentin Abbal 2013
Faugères AOP

florentin

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 on 80% schists, and chalk and clay for the mourvedre.

Syrah 60%
Carignan 20%
Grenache 10%
Mourvèdre 10%

Harvesting is manual, with sorting. Yield is 22 Hl/ha.
Destemming, traditional winemaking with long fermentation (21 days)
Maturing in epoxy lined cement vat.

Serve at 18 / 19°C.

This powerful wine will complement rich dishes like preserve of duck, meats in wine sauce, venison or « daube ».