Vignobles Jeanjean
Domaine de Fenouillet Hautes Combes
Domaine de Fenouillet

Les Hautes Combes

Faugères AOP

Terroir & Vines
A selection of the highest schist slopes of the appellation (300 m high), where the vines are directly deep rooted in the Visean schists dating from 350 million years ago. The soil structure and composition bring about naturally low yields and wines with a rare elegance. The warm and dry Mediterranean climate is tempered by the altitude. White wines are pretty rare in this appellation since they represent only 2% of the Faugères wine.
A blend of Roussanne (50%) and Marsanne (50%).

Vinification & Ageing
The grapes are machine harvested during the night so as to preserve its aromatic freshness. They are then destemmed and pressed under inert gas. A cold static settling is made, keeping only the fine lees. The fermentation takes place around 15°C in stainless steel tanks, except for a part of the grapes (20%) vinified in new 500 litres French oak barrels. The ageing is made during 3 months on fine lees, in stainless steel tanks or in barrels with weekly stirring of the lees.

Tasting Notes
A yellow colour with golden tints offers an intense nose with white flower, pear and spices aromas. The palate is well balanced with a fresh and long fruity finish. The fermentation in barrels gives the wine complexity and length while keeping fruity and floral aromas.

Food & Wine Pairing
Best served chilled as an aperitif, with scallops or a hard cheese.

“A rare white wine, full of freshness and smoothness.” Brigitte Jeanjean

Grapes

50% Roussanne, 50% Marsanne

Appellation

Faugères AOP

Ageing Potential

To be tasted right now or within 3 years

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