Domaine Faillenc Sainte-Marie 2019 'Rose des Glacieres' Corbieres AOC

Domaine Faillenc Sainte-Marie 2019 'Rose des Glacieres' Corbieres AOC

Item Number: 14301

UPC: 0-811644010481

Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Sub Region: Aude
Appellation/AVA: Corbieres AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 100% Syrah
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Certified Organic

For the even-keeled and remarkably kind Jean-Baptiste Gibert, 2019 was an even drier year overall than 2018—a not-insignificant fact given the already inherently rugged and rain-starved climate of Corbières. With assistance from some well-timed rainfall in August and early September, however, Gibert’s organically tended vineyards yielded a relatively large crop of impeccable fruit in 2019.

His always unique “Rosé des Glacières”—pure saignée Syrah from vines up to 40 years old—offers more freshness than a typical vintage, with a drier impression overall (its 1.5 grams per liter of residual sugar are undetectable). Flavors of macerated strawberries and Provençal garrigue spread generously over the palate, given definition by tangy but supple acidity and an appealing undertone of gentle bitterness.