{"api":{"host":"https:\/\/pinot.decanter.com","authorization":"Bearer NGY4ODliMTQ0ZGM5ZTFlM2IxNjM0YTU1ZDFkNmQ4MmI4NzE3YjM4ZjVmOGI0YmUyOTFkMWMzM2ZlN2ZlMjQ3NA","version":"2.0"},"piano":{"sandbox":"false","aid":"6qv8OniKQO","rid":"RJXC8OC","offerId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","offerTemplateId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","wcTemplateId":"OTOW5EUWVZ4B"}}

PREMIUM

Faugères report 2023: Latest releases tasted

A source of elegant wines that can reach great finesse, Faugères has experienced a succession of varied vintages, but the wines are nonetheless successful.

Faugères 2021 vintage rating: 4 / 5

Faugères 2020 vintage rating: 4.5 / 5

In the foothills of the Cévennes mountains, with vineyards dotted across dips and slopes between 150m and 400m altitude, Faugères is synonymous with schist soils. With its flaky sheets that crack and crumble, schist allows the roots of the vines to slither deep down through its layers, in search of the droplets of water that reside there.

The majority of production is red, at 79%, with only 4% of white. One of the most impressive and forward thinking actions of the appellation in the last 15 years has been the ban on herbicide use, which was entered into the appellation regulations in 2011. 50% of producers practise organic viticulture, and ‘everyone has taken measures to reduce chemical entrants in the soil,’ says Jérôme Salles, vice president of the only cooperative winery in Faugères, Mas Olivier.


See the Languedoc report 2023 homepage


Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for the top Faugères wines from 2021 & 2020

See the Languedoc report 2023 homepage


Tasting notes and scores for the top Faugères latest releases:

The wines below are listed by score.


Related articles

Top 10 Languedoc wineries to visit

Alsace Grand Cru vintage report: 2020 & 2021

Corbières Reds: Panel tasting results

Latest Wine News