Varieties: Carignan, Grenache
Region: Languedoc, France
There are mavericks. Then there is Didier Barral from Faugères in the heart of Languedoc. Didier owns 35-hectares of biodynamically-farmed vineyards situated in a forest of garrigue in which a little of everything grows. His commitment to traditional methods is such that he even forgoes computers and mobile phones. Wild berry aromas along with damson, violet and cherry. Intense fruit and an array of wild herby tones such as rosemary and thyme.