Tasting Note A deep robe with flashes of violet. Powerful nose nuanced with fruity hints of blackberry, blackcurrant and prune. Great length of flavour on the palate, with delicate hints of stewed fruits and a great vicacity, building to a spicy finish.
Food Matching Perfect as an aperitif, or served with Roquefort, fresh fruit salad, gingerbread and pastries
Terroir Perfectly situated in a natural valley 17km in length, framed by the Corbières mountain range and the foothills of the Pyrenées, the Maury terroir is as extraordinary as its wine.
Vinification The harvest dates are determined on the basis of regular ripeness tests, the grapes are only brought in, once they have reached peak ripeness.
All of the grapes are harvested by hand and de-stemmed once they arrive at the winery.
The grapes are vinified in the traditional manner and pure alcohol is added to the fermenting must before it is pressed. This technique is only effective if the harvested grapes are of highquality. The long fermentation process lasts for around 30days. The must is then lightly pressed in a pneumatic pressing machine in order to extract only the finest juices.
Aging The wine is transferred to barrels of different capacities (225 or 350 litres) for 1year of ageing and then bottled and placed in an underground cellar for another 12 months of ageing.
Residual sugar : 96g/l