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Baron Ermengaud Faugeres
Les Crus Faugeres ( Ermengaud )
France - Languedoc-Roussillon - Faugeres

The Baron Ermengaud cuvée is named after the lord Ermengaud de Fouzilhon. In the 12 century, the Lord gave land, which was located in Laurens Village, to monks, who built a monastic barn. The monks (Benedictine and then Cistercian) used to cultivate the vineyards, using techniques that were quite wise and modern at the time. The people of Laurens enjoyed and benefited from learning their methods.

This Faugeres is dark red with shades of black cherry. A large complexity of aromas allows us to savor a mix of sun fruits and spices. This powerful and full-bodied wine, with a deep consistency, offers an intensity of ripe fruits. It has a long, rich palate on velvety tannins with raised hints of pepper.

 

Specifications
Appellation
Faugeres
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
80% Syrah, 10% Grenache, 5%, Mourvèdre and 5% Carignan
Age of vines
15-45 years old
Soil type
100% Schist
Vinification
Harvested by hand. Syrah vinified with carbonic maceration at 30-33°C for 10 to 12 days. End of alcoholic fermentation at 20-25°C.
Production
2,500 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Roast saddle of lamb with juniper berries; peppered venison with pears.

Reviews and News

2019 Baron Ermengaud Faugeres - 94 PTS - W&S

2019 Baron Ermengaud Faugeres - 94 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Les Crus Faugères is the only cooperative in this appellation, managing 2,223 acres or nearly half of Faugères’ vines. It puts out a vast array of labels, including Mas Olivier, also recommended here, but Baron Ermengaud was the standout for both its 2019 and 2018 reds. Mostly syrah (80 percent), with grenache, carignan and mourvèdre, all of it hand-harvested off schist parcels, the 2019 shines in its combination of earthiness and brightness. Lively acidity and herbal notes give it a just-picked freshness that energizes the red fruit; the clarity allows a clear view of the earth, too, in shades of schist and iron. It tastes like it’s from a place, with a sense of sun and garrigue that’s transporting."

- Wine & Spirits Magazine (June 2021), 94 points

2018 Baron Ermengaud Faugeres - 94 PTS - W&S

2018 Baron Ermengaud Faugeres - 94 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"This is riper than the 2019, with dark violet florals on even darker fruit, but, for all that blackness, it’s graceful, driven forward by schisty tannins. It carries itself with an ease that makes it magnetic, and continues to take on more earthy, herbal detail with air."

Wine & Spirits Magazine (June 2021), 94 points

Producer Information: Les Crus Faugeres ( Ermengaud )

Les Crus Faugères is located in the heart of the Faugères Appellation, in the Languedoc Roussillon. 

It is a major player, as it is the only cave cooperative in the area. ...
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