Abbaye Sylva Plana Faugeres Rouge 'La Closeraie' 2017
|Grapes||Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah|
|Match with||Game Birds, Red meat, Lamb, hard Cheese|
The Great Hamerma
Darker and somewhat tougher than previous harvest years. The tannins pront. The black fruit is still compact. Rolling or decanting puts an end to the hide and seek. Is good that he emerges: there is lamb shoulder on the table, with potatoes in goose fat.
The Bouchard family has been making wine here since 1911. Just like then, a horse pulls the team, and even further they work purely naturally. Joyous and smoothed fauges with ripe fruit. A mighty charm, but unlike some other tyrants here on the shelves - I do not name names, but you recognize them by their fifteen percent alcohol - not too overwhelming. All opulence is firmly restrained by unified cooperating acids and tannins, so that the thirsty drinker can still take a sip without sliding directly under the table. Or is that my fragile frame? Furthermore unmistakably Southern French, because through all this refinement the sunny, spicy scent of the garrigue, the wild bushes, cheerfully blows here. The grapes that appear are grenache, syrah, carignan and mourvedre.