Faugères production is primarily red wines, though whites and rosés are produced as well. The climate is very Mediterranean, dry and mild, and the vineyards are south facing, though elevation and northerly winds combine to give freshness and acidity to the wines. The soils are grey schistes and clays which are not very fertile and give distinctive minerality to the wines. The vineyards are covered in large schist stones which often require them to be worked entirely by hand. The producers in Faugères are working in a specific recognition of their best wines to join the cru level one day under the name of Faugères
Terroir de Schistes.
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