Get ready for #LanguedocDay 5/27 with the Chateau Maris La Touge Syrah!
70% Syrah, 27% Grenache and 3% Carignan from Cru La Liviniere, Languedoc, France. The wine spends 12 months in oak barrels and is biodynamic, made from organically grown grapes and vegan friendly.
This review is brought to you by L'Aventure Languedoc - Celebrate #LanguedocDay May 27, 2016!
The Chateau Maris La Touge Syrah is available for as low as $12. Imported by Verity Wine Partners. 5,000 cases produced. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
From Chateau Maris is a biodynamic wine made with organically grown grapes certified by Ecocert in an environment that encourages bio-diversity and sustainability. Only natural compost from the winemaker's herd of free-roaming cattle is used to enrich the vineyard soil, horses are used to work the land and the estate is certified Agriculture En Dio-dynamie by Biodyvin. The wines is made using only natural yeasts found in the vineyard and bottled unfined, unfiltered with light recycled glass and labeled using recycled paper. Energy is conserved at the winery, where gravity is used and water is recycled, minimizing impact on the environment. Our Syrah delivers cherry and berry aromas with a plush and seamless mouthfeel. It can be paired with hanger steak and hard cheeses. It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
It's mid-May which means it's time to get ready to celebrate #LanguedocDay! And when we say celebrate, we mean drink lots of great wine from this under-appreciated region in France. This year we're going to be highlighting several of our favorites from the region leading up to the actual celebration on 5/27 so that y'all have plenty of time to shop for wine and plan your parties. And the debut wine on our list this year comes from one of our favorite varieties, Syrah.
The first thing that comes to mind upon swirling and sniffing the 2012 Chateau Maris La Touge Syrah is that it smells purple! With lots of ripe dark fruit, plenty of spice, a little pepper and some smoked meat notes this wine shows a great Syrah aroma. In the mouth this medium to full-bodied wine has a smooth, rich mouthfeel with more dark fruit and lots more smoked meat. Cola, licorice and touches of savory dried herbs lead into the long, dry finish. Everything works together nicely in this balanced, complex wine.
See all of our recommended wines from the Languedoc here.
See a listing of local retailers selling the Chateau Maris La Touge Syrah here.