2018 Faugères Valinière
Mourvèdre is the grape that Didier adores and his “Valinière”, named after a small stream, and made from 80% Mourvèdre and 20% Syrah.
It has deep purple colour and a glorious nose that includes dark fruits, warm leather, dark chocolate, fine floral notes, black olives and all the spices of the orient. The mouth follows the nose, conveying a suppleness, where density and power are controlled and shows an acidity that completes the wine, gives it equilibrium, finesse, length in the mouth as well as a great capacity to age. Fabulous wine and indeed one of the best red wines in all France; noted critic Jacqueline Frederich calling it the 'Chambertin of the South'.