Vignobles Jeanjean
Domaine de Fenouillet

DOMAINE DE FENOUILLET, MOSAIC OF PARCELS

Terrace after terrace or all along the level curves, chiselled into the schist, Domaine de Fenouillet’s endless plots cling on to the prettiest slopes in the Faugères appellation, all around the village of Caussiniojouls where its cellar is built. Mediterranean vegetation unfolds in an undisturbed natural habitat: green oaks, wild strawberries, broom plants, cistus… and delicate aniseed scented fennel, where the estate gets its name from.                                                                                                      If growing vines is a constant challenge on these crumbly schist soils and steep slopes, the winegrower’s tenacity has its rewards as this wine-land has a lot to offer.

ELEGANT SCHIST AT ALTITUDE

Backing up onto the Massif Central foothills, Domaine de Fenouillet’s vines unfold across craggy hills and narrow valleys. This unusual topography creates elevated coombs, small terraces half-way up the slope where the property’s best wines come from. The vineyard also enjoys an ideal spot on the Faugères appellation’s highest hillsides (up to 300 metres), favourable for slow even grape-ripening, low acidity, fresh fruit aromas and velvety tannins.

Brigitte Jeanjean

This is Domaine de Fenouillet’s secret: schist soils, limited yields and altitude; the source of unusually elegant wines.


Brigitte Jeanjean

GROUND

Localisation du Domaine de Fenouillet

Surface Area

77 ha

Altitude

Between 150 and 300 metres

Soils

Visean era flaky sandstone schist

Grapes

White : Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Vermentino, Colombard
Reds : Syrah, Grenache noir, Cinsault, Carignan, Mourvèdre, Merlot, Cabernet-Sauvignon, Petit Verdot

Typicity

Typicité du sol du Domaine de Fenouillet

Ripe and structured / Ripe and soft / Liquorice and minerality

WINES