"One of the 5 most environmentally friendly wineries in the world"
Country: France Region: Languedoc Appellation: Minervois
Varietal: : Syrah 70%, Grenache 30%
Vintage: 2021 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Chateau Maris
Château Maris is a 79-acre estate divided into a multitude of small vineyards on the hillside above the village of La Livinière, the first Cru Village of the Minervois in the Languedoc region. Château Maris practices both organic and biodynamic viticulture and is certified by Ecocert, Biodyvin and Demeter. Château Maris is the first European winery to achieve Certified B Corporation® status from B Lab® Europe. Already a leader in environmentally responsible winemaking, Château Maris is joining a global movement of people using business as a force for good™. The building in which they make all their wines, the chai, is environmentally efficient, with zero carbon emission. It is a ‘vegetable’ building using only renewable raw materials – hemp bricks supported on a wooden structure – and therefore completely recyclable, energy self-sufficient and carbon negative. Chateau Maris is run by a small, dedicated team of people passionate about making high quality wines in an environmentally friendly-way. The Estate is managed by Robert Eden.
Tasting: Deep garnet red, powerful and complex nose with scents of dried fruit and very ripe cherries, followed by more complex and slightly mineral/spicy notes (cloves, star anis). Generous and smooth in the mouth, very refined tannins, wonderfully spicy finish.Food Matches: Red Meat/ Game/ Strong Cheeses