Chateau Maris La Touge 2019

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Tasting Notes
This wine has exceptional balance to it! It is dark fruited with black currant and blackberry mingling perfectly with a stony earthiness. There are some dried rose petals and enticing wild side. The palate delivers a great balance; supple texture and harmony between the just ripe fruit and the earthy minerality. The finish is long with some tobacco, black pepper and ripe black cherry. 
The biodynamically-farmed grapes for this wine come from vineyards planted on hard and soft limestone and alluvial soils. They are then fermentedand aged (16 months) in a concrete.  The wine is bottled without fining and light filtration.
Château Maris is a 75-hectare estate (34 under vine) in the French region of Minervois, certified organic since 2002, and biodynamic since 2004.  It contains a number of small hillside vineyards, with many parcels turned by horse using a plow built out of scrap metal.  Bulgur, barley, and mustard are grown between the rows; organic compost made from cow, sheep, and horse manure is used as fertilizer. The winery itself is organic, made of hemp bricks, untreated wood, hydraulic lime, and earth—not merely carbon neutral but carbon negative and solar powered.  Its three levels are built into a hill, eliminating the need for heating or cooling, and gravity (rather than pumping) is used to move the wine.
Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Chicken/Turkey, Duck, Grilled preparations, Lamb, Pork, Red Meat, Roasted Root Vegetables, Slow-smoked Barbeque/BBQ Sauce, Tapas, Tomato Sauce, Wild Game

France, Languedoc- Rousillon , Cru La Livinière
Grape Varietal:
70% Syrah/Shiraz, 30% Grenache/Garnacha
Staff Pick:
$24.00 each