Carignan vin de France red 2021


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The producer

In 1996, Yves Falmet, originally from Champagne, acquired his vineyard in Languedoc. An extremely qualitative terroir in the Saint Chinian Appellation area.

The Domaine des TERRES FALMET was thus born following a thunderbolt for these magnificent hillsides which had been able to discover during his studies as an oenologist in the region.

In fact, no one had wanted these lands because of their relief, as the growing conditions there were harsh and perilous. The eastern part of the vineyard had already been abandoned, the rest would have inevitably followed.

A very difficult vineyard to cultivate for which he fought relentlessly to save it and create his own cuvées, the quality of which is now internationally recognized.

The wine

The "Carignan’ label is made entirely from this grape variety, from Carignan vines over 80 years old.

These are the oldest vines in the vineyard.

Carignan used to be the most widely grown grape variety in Languedoc, but its acreage has dramatically declined in recent decades.

Like Cinsault, it is regionally disregarded in favour of other grape varieties. However, in quality sites such as the Terres Falmet vineyard, when picked at peak ripeness and skilfully vinted, it produces lovely tannic yet fruity wines.

Yves Falmet
Terroir Saint-Chinian
Terroir Terres Falmet
Zone Languedoc Roussillon


Nom du producteurDomaine Terres Falmet
DenominationSaint Chinian AOC
SoilLimestone gravel
Grape type
Harvestmanually 15 September-October
VinificationWhen they arrive at the cellar, the grapes are immediately destemmed, then lightly crushed and put into the tank.
Fermentation in tank n°7.
Hot maceration (about 25°C) in the same tank for four weeks, with twice daily pumping over.
Racking at the end of October.
AgingThis wine is subsequently matured in tanks for a year and a half and racked twice with no fining.
Very light filtration at bottling.
Alcohol13% Vol.
Bottle size75 cl
Serving temperatureServe at 14°
Drink by15 years