The Faugeres is the smallest sub-appellation of the Languedoc and akin to the renowned St. Chinan it has slate-laiden soils. Clos Fantine has been farming here organically for decades, without the use of chemicals on their untrained vines and they extent that into the cellar where they don't even add sulfur to their wines. Cuvée Courtiol is Mourvèdre based with the rest of the cepage changing each vintage depending on what the winemaker thinks of the grapes.
From the mouth of the importer (Camille Rivière Selection):
"The Andrieu family has always worked to preserve the harmony and natural balance of their land. The natural process in which they work allows the energy of the grapes and the region express themselves in the wine. All one needs to do is open, listen and observe.
Vines grow like any other local plant, getting closer to wilderness. The Andrieu family approaches wine as a natural product, rather than the product of human intervention. They strongly believe it is much more interesting to understand and adapt to the natural process that has been balanced for centuries."