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Maury

One of the warmest wine regions in the Roussillon, and indeed in all of France, Maury has all the attributes necessary for making great dessert wines: hot sun, rocky soil and old vines, mainly of Grenache Noir. While some dry wines and sweet white wines come from Maury, the region is famous for richly fruited fortified red wines that develop a warming complexity with age. For producers such as Domaine Dernier-Bastion, the hot sun also plays a role after picking the grapes, providing a push of oxidation in the last year of aging of their complex Maury rancio.

    Domaine du Dernier Bastion Maury Rancio 2008

    Domaine du Dernier Bastion Maury Rancio 2008

    FranceRoussillonMaury AOP

    16% Alc/Vol • Fortified, Oxidative

    Produced only in exceptional vintages, the Domaine du Dernier Bastion Maury Rancio is pure Grenache noir, selected from the estate’s oldest vines. Fermented in a 200-year-old concrete tank, the wine was aged in a 1,000-liter tonneau for eight years, then placed on the rooftop under glass and exposed to the elements for a final year prior to bottling. The resulting wine exhibits warming complexity and reverberative depth, its mellow rancio character embroidered on flavors of spiced cherry, caramelized orange, fruit cake, fig, walnut, coffee and cocoa. Enjoy with creamy blue-veined cow’s milk cheeses, with nuts and dark chocolates. Serve slightly chilled or at cellar temperature. Full details

    Domaine du Dernier Bastion Maury Rancio 2008
    Domaine du Dernier Bastion Maury Rancio 2008
    Domaine du Dernier Bastion Maury Rancio 2007

    Domaine du Dernier Bastion Maury Rancio 2007

    FranceRoussillonMaury AOP

    16% Alc/Vol • Fortified, Oxidative

    Produced only in exceptional vintages, the Domaine du Dernier Bastion Maury Rancio is pure Grenache noir, selected from the estate’s oldest vines. Fermented in a 200-year-old concrete tank, the wine was aged in a 1,000-liter tonneau for nine years, then placed on the rooftop under glass and exposed to the elements for a final year prior to bottling. The resulting wine exhibits warming complexity and reverberative depth, its mellow rancio character embroidered on flavors of spiced cherry, caramelized orange, fruit cake, fig, walnut, coffee and cocoa. Enjoy with creamy blue-veined cow’s milk cheeses, with nuts and dark chocolates. Serve slightly chilled or at cellar temperature. Full details

    Domaine du Dernier Bastion Maury Rancio 2007
    Domaine du Dernier Bastion Maury Rancio 2007
    Mas Peyre Maury Hors d’Age “La Rage du Soleil” NV

    Mas Peyre Maury Hors d’Age “La Rage du Soleil” NV

    FranceRoussillonMaury AOP

    17% Alc/Vol • Fortified, Oxidative

    First established in 2003, this singular Maury solera was augmented with small lots each year until 2008, then rested quietly in barrel until bottling in late 2016. 100% Grenache noir, the name “Rage du Soleil” alludes to the heat of Roussillon and the enduring nature of its old vines. Oxidative, yet still primary, this deft wine boasts notes of cherry compote, spice cake and cocoa powder; tobacco leaf, bitter orange and rose pepper. With lightly drying tannins balancing the wine’s inherent richness, expect a continued graceful evolution in the bottle. Enjoy with creamy blue-veined cow’s milk cheeses, with nuts and dark chocolates. Serve slightly chilled or at cellar temperature. Full details

    Mas Peyre Maury Hors d’Age “La Rage du Soleil” NV
    Mas Peyre Maury Hors d’Age “La Rage du Soleil” NV