Style: Red wine – Full bodied, rich and fruity
Tasting Note: Smoky and dark fruit (black currant; blackberry) aromas. The palate full-bodied, rich. soft and juicy, there’s good integrated acidity, leading to a lovely long ripe finish. Tremendous!
Grape: 30% Grenache, 70%Syrah
Food Pairing: Lovely with Autumn fare, rich mushroom risotto, game (feather or fur) grilled red meat (especially beef fillet), pasta and rich stews.
Producer: .Cháteau Maris Winemaker: Robert Eden
“Château Maris is a great place to start for readers looking to explore the Languedoc. These wines are all beautifully made and have tons of character, and in most cases, represent rock solid values.” Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate
Château Maris was named “one of the five most environmentally-friendly wineries in the world” by Wine Spectator, and was featured October 2020 in the Financial Times by Jancis Robinson MW as one of a handful of wineries across the globe named as “sustainability heroes”. They boast a host of accreditations from Demeter, Ecocert, Biodyvin and B Corp, along with complete energy self-sufficiency and a hand-built hemp-brick winery that operates as carbon negative. Even the plough is horse-drawn!
Region: Languedoc Roussillon.
Classification: AOC Minervois Cru of La Livinière
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vegan Friendly: Yes
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
Residual sugar: 1.9 g/l
Press/Review: A 70% Syrah-Grenache blend that offers a lot of wine for the price. Peppery bramble fruits, wild herbs and liquorice adorn the supple palate which has grippy fruit tannins and a lifted violet perfume. Vibrant, with balanced alcohol.”
92 points, Tina Gellie, Decanter
Serving Temperature: 15-18 ̊ C