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Top Wine Producer: Domaine de Cébène

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A wee, little known vineyard in Faugères in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Haut-Languedoc has produces wines that epitomized the style and delicate flavor of cooler-appellation in the Languedoc.

Felgaria and Les Bancèls have been awarded a Gold medal by Singapore Newspaper. These two wines are from Domaine de Cébène winery where vineyards are bountiful with amazing terroirs, created by winemaker Brigitte Chevalier.

The wines speaks of its site, farmed and vinified to perfection. Brigitte Chevalier said that ” When I settled down in Faugères, I had to choose a specific vines on hillsides where strategic locations is the best, I had to consider a lot of things such as Les Bancèls faces north to make a uniquely southern wine, All the vines are 300 hundred meters high, Old vines- deeply roots in the schist soil, and mother rocks is immediately at the surface. So that the schist element are pure”.

Today, Domaine de Cébène is producing 4 types of wines, namely, FELGARIA, LES BANCÈLS, EX ARENA & BELLE LURETTE which also available  in Singapore.

I. FELGARIA

FAUGÈRES
GRAND TERROIR DE SCHISTE

FELGARIA, une recherche d’esthète, pour un grand vin de garde.

Felgaria is the result of a purist’s aesthetic search to showcase the few grapes from the winery’s Mourvèdre vines, blended with carefully selected varieties that bring out its best. Felgaria can be enjoyed when young but is also a wine with a great future (+10 years).

This racy, sexy wine will accompany festive occasions, and is ideally served with wild-fowl (pheasant), pigeon or beef.

II. LES BANCÈLS

FAUGÈRES
GRAND TERROIR DE SCHISTE

LES BANCÈLS, référence de Faugères

Les Bancèls is harmonious and fresh, yet full and complex, with four different grape varieties, the smoothness provided by the schist terroir, and a persistence that ranks it among the best wines of Faugères and beyond.

Les Bancèls pairs with grilled red meats, game, mushroom risotto.

III. LES BANCÈLS

FAUGÈRES
GRAND TERROIR DE SCHISTE

LES BANCÈLS, référence de Faugères

Les Bancèls is harmonious and fresh, yet full and complex, with four different grape varieties, the smoothness provided by the schist terroir, and a persistence that ranks it among the best wines of Faugères and beyond.

Les Bancèls pairs with grilled red meats, game, mushroom risotto.

IV. BELLE LURETTE

FAUGÈRES
GRAND TERROIR DE SCHISTE

Belle Lurette, Viticultural and cultural heritage.
Belle Lurette is a later arrival, following an extraordinary acquisition of nearly 100-year-old Carignan vines. This wine is characterized by the original expression of these old vines, which dominate with their strong personality and whose prominence allows them to reveal their story.
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