Lieu-dit (small defined areas):
Les Maros: west of the village, exposed to the rising sun, with schist at the foot of the hillside. Sheltered from the setting sun, this is our coolest vineyard area.
Appellation AOP TERRASSES DU LARZAC
Harvested by hand
Grapes varieties : Grenache , Cinsault , Carignan , mourvèdre
Terroir : schist
Each land parcel is vinified separately .Total de-stemming, unpressed grapes
Daily circulation. Maceration for 15 days.
Maturing 12 months in concrete vats.
Characteristics of the land and microclimate
Schist at an altitude between 150 and 200m on the foothills of the Larzac plateau.
The grapes ripen slowly thanks to the cool nights which mean they mature with good acidity and stay incredibly fresh.
The soft Grenache with its hints of blackberries, blackcurrants and a touch of grated chocolate, is a perfect foil for the sharper, slightly liquorice notes so characteristic of Carignan.
In the mouth, full, well balanced tannins end on a rich, slightly candied note reminiscent of cherries and blackcurrant.
Alcool : 14.5%alc/vol.
Vintage 2017 DECANTER 91/100 A fruity nose. The palate is dense and structured, raspberry and lingering flavor, a spicy touch and a finish with mineral notes. to age for a few more years.
Robert Parker : 2015 90/100. 2013 : 90/100. A decadently ripe, peppery, roasted herbs and black fruitscented effort, it’s medium to fullbodied, textured and balanced on the palate, with terrific purity of fruit.
Jancis Robinson : 2015 : 17/20 notes of cherry, stone fruit, lots of grace and freshness. 2013 : 17/20.
RED AND WHITE: 15.5 / 20, top 4 tastings. fresh juice. The palatability and tension are there, the ventilation does it good and brings out the floral expressions. A deep wine with elegant austerity.
REVUE DU VIN DE FRANCE in the most beautiful wines of the year. 2015 vintage:
Bettane and Desseauve: 15.5 / 20. The maros are reminiscent of the very high quality level that Grenache can achieve. in the best organic wine of the years.
technical sheet les-maros-ANG.pdf