Domaine du Météore Léonides Rouge
Grapes: Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault
Domaine du Météore is a unique Faugères estate located atop a 200 metre wide crater that was created when a meteorite crashed into the area 10,000 years ago. The low-yielding vines grow in rocky schist soils that force the roots to delve deep in search of nutrients and imbue the wines with pronounced minerality. Winemaking is low intervention with the domaine certified organic and working towards biodynamic certification.
The Léonides Rouge is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault, de-stemmed and macerated for 4 weeks on skins before fermentation and over two years ageing in stainless steel. A beautifully supple mix of red and black fruit with a savoury, meaty quality and hints of wild rosemary and thyme.