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Mas Sibert
Mas Sibert
We discovered Mas Sibert during our 2015 summer holiday in Languedoc, having been given a bottle of their wine by a friend who lives in the region. Simon Bertschinger and his wife Sara Frémine have built a small cellar under their house in the beautiful hilltop village of Fos, located in the hinterland of the Languedoc region, a few kilometers east of Faugères. The vineyards (consisting of just 2 hectares of vines) lie just to the north of Pézenas, with plots on three different types of soil; clay and limestone on river terraces, some sandy soil by the river bank and some clay with large stones. The planting consists of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Sangiovese - an unusual mix of varieties, but Simon feels that these varieties (and the particular clones he has planted) are ideally suited to the region's climate and terroir. Wishing to respect nature, they practice biodynamic viticulture, working, harvesting and bottling according to the phases of the moon. Any treatments used in the vineyard are based on local herbs and plants, the grapes are hand-harvested in small crates and they vinify using only the indigenous yeasts which occur naturally on the grapes. Bottling is by gravity, with additional SO2 used only if necessary for the stabilization of wines, with no fining or filtration.

Mas Sibert Armélot 2014 Vin de France
Mas Sibert Armelot 2014
Vintage
2014

Region Fos, in the hills near Faugères
Colour/Style Dry red - medium/full bodied, aged 10 months in vat
Grapes 40% Merlot, 40% Syrah and 20% Petit Verdot
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Red and white meat dishes, pizza, risotto, soft cheeses
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Briary and blackcurrant aromas, with hints of red cherry and garrigue herbs and spice. The palate is crammed full of fresh, juicy, gently spicy red and black fruit flavours. The tannins are ripe and relatively soft, the acidity is ample and there is a delightful mineral/stone/cherry kernel bite. Winemaker Simon Bertschinger tells me that he selected his Merlot and Petit Verdot clones for their acidity, and he made excellent choices, for this really is a wonderfully vibrant, juicy, tangy wine!
 

Price:  £12.79 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Mas Sibert Armélot 2015 Vin de France
Mas Sibert Armelot 2015
Vintage
2015

Region Fos, in the hills near Faugères
Colour/Style Dry red - medium/full bodied, aged 10 months in vat
Grapes 40% Merlot, 40% Syrah and 20% Petit Verdot
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.0%
Food Red and white meat dishes, pizza, risotto, soft cheeses
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Aromas of bramble and raspberry, with hints of red cherry, garrigue herbs, spice and a gentle savoury meatiness. The flavours are super-fresh and juicy, packed with red and black fruit flavours and again a gently savoury quality. The tannins are beautifully ripe and there is plenty of mineral/stone/cherry kernel acidity, with a long, gently warming, spicy finish. Another vibrant, juicy, tangy wine, and a worthy successor to the 2014 vintage.
 

Price:  £13.25 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Mas Sibert Fosénot 2013 Vin de France
Mas Sibert Fosenot 2013
Vintage
2013

Region Fos, in the hills near Faugères
Colour/Style Dry red - medium/full bodied, aged 10 months in vat
Grapes 70% Syrah, 10% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Roasted/grilled meats, spicy dishes, cheese
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Masses of juicy raspberry and cherry fruit, married to juicy cherry kernel/citrus acidity and tea-like tannins, which - combined with a fresh rather than savoury herbiness - makes for a really mouth-watering and beautifully balanced wine. Time in the glass reveals some deeper flavours, more bramble and cassis fruit, with a hint of black olive savouriness. A brilliant expression of Syrah, with Sangiovese, Merlot and Petit Verdot adding lots of interest and complexity. Really lovely stuff!
 

Price:  £14.30 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Mas Sibert Fosénot 2014 Vin de France
Mas Sibert Fosenot 2014
Vintage
2014

Region Fos, in the hills near Faugères
Colour/Style Dry red - medium/full bodied, aged 10 months in vat
Grapes 70% Syrah, 10% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Roasted/grilled meats, spicy dishes, cheese
Next day
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As with the 2013 vintage, this is a wonderfully aromatic wine, with masses of juicy raspberry and black cherry fruit on the palate, married to intensely juicy cherry kernel/citrus acidity and tea-like tannins, though this time with the savouriness more on the meaty than herby side. Once again a really mouth-watering and beautifully balanced wine. The flavours are rich and ripe and, with time in the glass, developing more in the way of dark, fruit pastille flavours, with a hint of black olive savouriness, leading to a long, tangy finish. Another really lovely wine.
 

Price:  £14.99 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Mas Sibert Soléno 2013 Vin de France
Mas Sibert Soleno 2013
Vintage
2013

Region Fos, in the hills near Faugères
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied, aged 10 months in used oak barrels
Grapes 40% Syrah, 30% Merlot, 30% Petit Verdot
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.5%
Food Cassoulet, other rich meat stews, game, mature cheeses
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The estate's top red wine. Winemaker Simon Bertschinger uses re-toasted oak barrels, which he prefers over brand new barrels, so the oak influence is more subtle. This is quite a deep colour with aromas of cassis and bramble and background notes of pepper and spice. The palate is ripe and fleshy, with tea-like tannins balanced by nice acidity and again a hint of peppery spice. It is undoubtedly youthful, but already showing some elegance, and certainly opens out after a night in the decanter. And it certainly went very nicely with a dish of Toulouse sausages, fatty pork and sautéed potatoes. Drinking now, but with a lot of development ahead of it.
 

Price:  £17.50 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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Mas Sibert Soléno 2014 Vin de France
Mas Sibert Soleno 2014
Vintage
2014

Region Fos, in the hills near Faugères
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied, aged 10 months in used oak barrels
Grapes A blend of Merlot and Petit Verdot
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Cassoulet, other rich meat stews, game, mature cheeses
Next day
Even better
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The estate's top red wine, this year with a somewhat different blend (i.e. no Syrah), again using re-toasted oak barrels, for just a subtle oak influence. Another difference for this vintage is that Simon bottled some of the wine with added SO2 and some without - "sans sulphites". And, having tasted the 2 different bottlings side-by-side, I actually opted for the un-sulphured version, which came across as fresher, slightly lighter, fruitier and more elegant. Once again, it is quite a deep colour with dense aromas of bramble and garrigue herbs, with background notes of pepper and spice and even less oak influence than the 2013. The palate is beautifully ripe and fleshy, with quite soft tannins balanced by nice acidity and again a hint of peppery spice. And whilst the 2013 is certainly softening and getting into its stride, this one is already there - soft, ripe and truly delicious!
 

Price:  £17.99 (Including: VAT at 20%)

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