2013 Domaine Leon Barral Jadis, Faugeres (750ml)

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Country: France
Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
Sub-Region: Faugeres
Grape Varietal: Carignan
Review Score: 94RAS
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
B-21 Top Recommendation: Read More

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50% Carignan, 30% Syrah, 20% Grenache from 30-60 year... this is pure animal, the syrah adds the remarkable aromatics here - the sheer decadence of this wine is captivating, aromatics, textures are most seductive to the gamey side.

94 points, Bob Sprentall, B-21 Proprietor (Sep 2016)

Deep in the heart of the Languedoc, in the Faugères appellation just outside the hamlet of Lenthéric, Domaine Léon Barral is a beacon of revolutionary winegrowing. Didier farms thirty hectares of vineyards, and this is no small feat. Incorporating biodynamic practices into a vineyard means working the soil rigorously, and with so much land to farm, it is fortunate that he has so much help. His workers of choice? A team of twenty cows, horses, and pigs that graze the cover crops in and around the vineyards. The simple act of grazing cultivates healthy microbiotic activity in the soil, bringing mushrooms, ants, ladybugs, earthworms, and other essential life forms, which add important nutrients while aerating the soil. This is the concept of sustainability at its finest, where the ecosystem creates interdependence between the animals and the vineyards.

Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant