Mas Olivier, Faugeres Rouge, Languedoc Roussillon, France, 2021
The story of Mas Olivier officially began in 1982, the date of the Faugères’ AOP classification, however the unique terroir and landscape which have shaped their history are far older.
Facing the Mediterranean sea but located at 300 metres above sea level Faugères benefits from the warmth and long summers of the Mediterranean, yet heavier spring and autumn rainfall and cooler temperatures than elsewhere in the Languedoc.
Vines are planted on 100% schist soils located on the foothills of the Cévennes, looking to the South. They benefit from optimum sunshine combined with cool summer nights.
A traditional red wine fermentation in concrete vessels, with malolactic fermentation. Aged in old, fine grained oak barrels for 6 to 8 months.
Type: Oak Barrel
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None
Attractive deep red cherry robe. The nose is complex and elegant opening up with black fruits, vanilla and cocoa aromas, with just a hint of oak but not enough to overpower the fruity aromas. The mouth reveals a fine and silky consistency with a very long palate.
A grilled T-bone steak, a leg of lamb with rosemary or a game stew or cheese.
6 x 75cl