Domaine Faillenc Sainte-Marie 2017 'Rose des Glacieres' Corbières AOC
Item Number: 11674
Sub Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Appellation/AVA: Corbieres AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Syrah
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Winemaking Notes: The Rosé des Glacières comes from a single two-hectare block of Syrah vines (certified organic) in the Corbières district that Jean-Baptiste Gibert picks early to feature the freshness of Syrah rather than its power and weight. Undergoing about a three-hour maceration, it is one of the more deeply colored rosés but remains juicy and fresh.
Tasting Notes: The idiosyncratic, utterly unpretentious wines from the Gibert family mirror their wild, rugged terrain of origin with vivid intensity. The pure Syrah 2017 Corbières Rosé, made entirely via saignée juice, makes no effort to be pale, delicate, or politely sip-able. That is not to imply that the wine is unwieldy, but it has a succulence, depth, and power that feels more like a light red than a modern-day commercial rosé. The color itself suggests a pale red wine—a light rouge hue with a gentle glow—and the aromas carry honest notes of licorice and black cherry. The bold, spice-driven palate is thickly textured and vinous, yet scrumptious and drinkable at the same time.