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Online Wine Shop  >  Wines by grower - alphabetical  >  Maruejols, Domaine de - Languedoc (biodynamic)

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Domaine de Maruejols Rosemary 2011 Vin de France
Rosemary 2011

Region Saint-Sériès - midway between Nimes and Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied, aged 18 months in old oak barrels
Grapes 70% Merlot and 30% Grenache
Alcohol (a.b.v)
Food Game, red meats, cassoulet, cheese
Next day
Even better
Drink Now or over the next 10-plus years
"I ain't drinking' no f**kin' Merlot!", is one of the best-known lines from the film Sideways. Well, this is (predominantly) Merlot, and damn fine it is too! Actually, it is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Grenache, from two tiny plots of 60 year-old vines grown in the rolling hills around the village of St-Comes et Maruéjols, midway between Nimes and Montpellier. The viticulture is largely biodynamic and the wine is fermented in concrete vats and then aged for 18 months in 3 year-old demi-muids (500 litre oak barrels), with no sulphites used during the winemaking or bottling stages. The colour is a deep, youthful blood red, with a narrow rim. The nose offers quite the most intoxicating combination of black fruits, incense, leather, fine eau de vie, mint and garrigue herbs, all of which come through on the palate, with a perfect balance between ripe (but not over-ripe) fruit, a touch of savouriness, gently rustic tannins and mouth-watering cherry-skin acidity. All of which adds up to a wonderfully tangy, grippy, sweet-sour wine, which just keeps you coming back for more. It isn't Burgundy or Beaujolais (even for the latter, it has far too much body) but it *does* possess the balance, vivacity and fleetness of foot that would appeal to lovers of that type of wine. And despite the large percentage of Merlot in the blend, don't expect anything remotely Claret-like..... it's much better than that! This really is an utterly delicious wine, from owner/winemaker Mark Ratcliffe (yes - he's a Brit!), in collaboration with Robert Creus of Terre Inconnue - a sure recipe for success! Biodynamic.

Price:  £22.99 (Including: VAT at 20%)


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We deliver only to UK and Northern Ireland addresses. The minimum order value is £75 (plus the delivery charge). You may of course choose a mix of any wines in our range. Orders between £75 and £200: delivery charge is £7.50. Orders over £200: delivery is free! (If your order is over £200, please remember to change the delivery charge in checkout to £0.00). Please note: Delivery to non-mainland addresses (Scottish Highlands and Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, etc.) is usually possible, but may not be on a next-working-day basis. It is also more expensive than delivery to mainland addresses, so will be charged at cost (for orders under £200) but with a small discount for orders over £200 - please call us for a quote.

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