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Book cover of Rosemary George's guide, The Wines of Faugères, with a vineyard green hills with buildings behind. Published by Academie du Vin Library.

The Wines of Faugères

By (author) Rosemary George


  • Only comprehensive guide to the wines of Faugères
  • Author is a well-known expert on the wines of southern France
  • Handy combination of history, tasting notes, producer profiles and regional guide
  • Rosemary George is a former Chairman and now a Vice-President of the Circle of Wine Writers
Full Description

Faugères is one of the most individual appellations of the Languedoc. Although it produces white and rosé wines, the appellation is most famous for its rich, elegant reds. The Faugères wine appellation was created in 1982 and is now producing consistently excellent wines, the secret lying in the hills surrounding the village of Faugères where the schist, or decayed slate makes for wines with a distinctive freshness and minerality.

Currently little-known outside of France, the wines of Faugères are rapidly becoming the stars of the Languedoc. Rosemary George’s The Wines of Faugères is a comprehensive guide to the wines of a remarkably compact and homogeneous area which covers just seven villages and a couple of hamlets but produces an intriguing variety of different wines within the framework of the appellation. The Wines of Faugères covers the history, geography and climate of the region, as well as its grape varieties and viticulture, before profiling the individual producers and their wines. It ends with an invaluable assessment of vintages going back to the creation of the appellation in 1982.

The Wines of Faugères features the most up-to-date information on this beautiful region and its characterful wines, providing an indispensable guide to a small but fascinating appellation.

About the Author

Rosemary George spent nine years in the wine trade with The Wine Society, Louis Eschenauer (Bordeaux), H Sichel & Sons, Findlater Matta and Les Amis du Vin. In 1979 she became one of the first women to qualify as a Master of Wine. A freelance writer since 1981, she has written thirteen books, covering the Languedoc, Roussillon, Chablis, Tuscany and New Zealand. She is a contributor to various magazines including Decanter and Sommelier India.

Academie du Vin Library
19th Mar 2024
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
6.14 in x 9.21 in
228 Pages
10 color, 27 b&w
Name of series
The Classic Wine Library
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