Sunday, 7 December 2008
A notable producer from the Eastern Languedoc region of Faugeres.
An area that has a schist soil type which provides unique growing conditions for these dry white wines. Red and whites are grown here with the whites made out of traditional Rhone grape varieties such as Rousanne and in this case Marsanne. Often produced with an emphasis on oak aging and lots of malo fermentation to impart some texture.
Domaine Alquier Blanc, Faugères, 2005
Deep dark yellow in colour, this wine has a spicy oak nose
and a sturdy full bodied oaked palate with a fat nutty texture and generous long finish.