Domaine Balliccioni – Tradition 2014 – AOP Faugères – Clifton Cellars Bristol
Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, Cinsault
Domaine Balliccioni resides in the picturesque village of Autignac. The vines sit upon schist soil and are nestled in the shade of the Cévennes Mountains. Fanned by the cooling breezes of the Mediterranean, the conditions for producing excellent fruit are perfect.
Andre and Veronique Balliccioni have been making wine since 1998 and whilst the recipe for Faugères is followed ( you are obliged to use a combination of 5 varieties ) Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. Andre has used his knowledge of the terroir to produce a fresh and unique example of a Faugères using just 4 of the five required grape varieties.
Tradition is unique in style, other Faugères tend to be very heavy lacking in finesse and only drinkable with food. Tradition conversely is fresh with a nose of black fruits, a hint of spice, black pepper and full bodied. On the palette there are dark fruits, with black cherry and the warmth of spice. A lingering finish gives a hint that this wine is perfect now but will age well also.
This wine will serve well as a winter wine by the fire, or is well suited to grilled meats and casserole.
Please contact Clifton Cellars – details below to purchase a bottle.
22 The Mall,
Avon BS8 4DS
0117 973 0287