This 2010 Faugeres from Domaine Marie is somewhat less weird than the Clos Fantine Faugeres that I reviewed earlier this year but is no less enjoyable.
Domaine Marie is a small estate that has been making wine for four generations. Their 2010 offering is an equal blend of the usual suspects – Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre – which is quite delicate in colour and soft in the mouth. Nice raspberry and ripe red cherry aromas but also some savoury, slightly woody tones. To me it’s quite restrained, possibly a bit too restrained but still very enjoyable and I think it would be a great match with lamb or an autumnal stew. Available in Waitrose priced at £7.99.