Domaine Léon Barral

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Languedoc

Léon Barral

Léon Barral has 35-hectares of biodynamically-farmed vineyards on slightly acid schist soils in which a little of everything grows. Everything starts from the soil which must be made as healthy as possible. In his words, "Nowadays, farmers feed the planet but destroy it at the same time. Sometimes they think they are doing the right thing by ploughing too often for example, which eventually damages the soil structure. We have to observe nature and to understand how micro-organisms operate. Then we see that tools and machinery can never replace the natural, gentle work of earthworms, insects and other creatures that travel through a maze of tunnels, creating porosity and aerating the soil, making it permeable and alive. There‘s grass in our vineyards and amongst the grass, there are cows and horses: a whole living world that lives together, each dependent on the other and each being vital to the balance of the biotope". Léon is a perfectionist in the vineyard and believes in totally natural vinification. Triage is vital for the quality of the grapes which makes or breaks the wine. The fermentation is done with wild yeasts, pigeage is by hand, long macerations are followed by ageing in wood, and the assemblage (all grape varieties are vinified separately) follows eighteen to twenty-four months later. The wines are bottled with no filtering or fining. And how do they taste? Well, they have a magnificent fruity intensity; his aim is to make something irresistible: a bottle of wine that no one would want to leave unfinished.

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  1. Domaine Léon Barral, 2008

    Domaine Léon Barral, 2008

    AOC: Faugeres, Languedoc Roussillon
    Varietals: 50% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 20% Cinsault
      
    CN¥358.00
  2. Domaine Léon Barral, 2009

    Domaine Léon Barral, 2009

    AOC: Faugeres, Languedoc Roussillon, France
    Varietals: 50%Carignan, 30%Grenache, 20%Cinsault
      
    CN¥358.00
  3. Domaine Léon Barral, Jadis, 2008

    Domaine Léon Barral, Jadis, 2008

    AOC: Faugeres, Languedoc Roussillon
    Varietals: 50% Carignan, 40% Syrah, 10% Grenache
      
    RP 91
    CN¥515.00
  4. Domaine Léon Barral, Valiniere, 2008

    Domaine Léon Barral, Valiniere, 2008

    AOC: Faugeres, Languedoc Roussillon, France
    Varietals: 80% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah
      
    RP 93
    CN¥945.00
  5. Domaine Leon Barral, Valiniere, 2009

    Domaine Leon Barral, Valiniere, 2009

    AOC: Faugeres, Languedoc Roussillon, France
    Varietals: 80% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah
     
    JR 17   RP 90
    CN¥945.00

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