2019 Syrah/Grenache 'L'Autan'Chateau Maris
"One of the 5 most environmentally friendly wineries in the world” - Wine Spectator
In 1999, La Livinière (meaning “place planted with vines”), located in the heart of the Minervois between Toulouse and Montpellier, became the first vineyard to receive recognition in the Languedoc region. Château Maris covers 45 hectares of land, divided into a multitude of plots on the hillside above La Livinière. It received Ecocert certification in 2002, then Biodyvin in 2004 and Demeter in 2008.
Nourished by the Mediterranean sun and with the cool wind from the Pyrenees sweeping across it, the vines enjoy a very special climate. The fig trees, broom, thyme, olive trees, oaks and pines on the land give the wines of Château Maris a unique character.
Autan is the name that the ancients gave to the wind of the devil and the madmen, capable of blowing violently on the vines of Château Maris before stopping, then starting again! This cuvée resulting from a blend of Syrah and Grenache offers us a voluptuous, supple and generous wine. A wine that will be ideally served with grilled meats, particularly game, but also strong cheeses.
Pure, fruit aromas of blackberry, olive paste, pepper and provencal herbs. Supple and fruity in the mouth, this wine remains fresh and intense.