Faugeres (5) named after an unspoiled medieval village, is a hilly region with poor, rocky soils that vary widely in composition from one site to another, producing wines with very different personalities. It is located above the hot plains resulting in a climate that is somewhat cooler than many other regions in Languedoc. As a result the berries ripen more slowly and achieve power and concentration with surprising delicacy of aroma and flavour.
Faugères may be a relatively small appellation, but its wines are certainly becoming better known. Until recently the region has been undervalued in terms of vintage wines but it is not standing still and is currently involved in a constantly evolving process in the hands of some talented and innovative wine makers.
Grape varieties include Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan.
It has recently achieved AOC status for it white wines.