Leon Barral Faugères, France 2017
This domaine is located in the heart of the Languedoc. Didier took the family business to the next level when he began estate-bottling and commercializing his wines on a larger scale in 1993. Named for Didier's grandfather, Domaine Leon Barral is a beacon of revolutionary winegrowing. A wine of elegance and structure from old vines. Didier is completely off the grid. No phone, no email, a man of the earth. Drink this with people you like.
Pairing: Beef Stew
Grape: 50% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 20% Cinsault
Soil: 40-70 year old vines on Schist
Viticulture: Biodynamic, triple a