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Domaine de Majas, Cotes Catalanes Rouge 2017
Grenache 50%, Carignan 50%
A brilliant ruby colour with an explosive nose of blackberries and cherries. On the palate, this wine has intense black fruit concentration, astonishing minerality, and tannins that just melt in your mouth. Finishes long. We wish all wines were this delicious and enjoyable to drink.
Vines as old as 120 years. Hand Harvested. Natural yeasts. No new oak.
The story of Domaine starts with Domaine Gauby. G�rard Gauby was one of the first vignerons in the South of France to prove that great terroir wines could be made in an area many believed was only good for making bulk wine for supermarkets. A few years ago he offered an internship to a young South African wine-maker Tom Lubbe - who ended up marrying his daughter and - in 2002 they started their own estate Domaine Matassa which is having similar success making great terroir driven wines from indigenous grapes and old-vines in the Cotes de Catalans.The chain of change continues a few years later when a young man who worked for Tom mentioned that he had some friends in the area who were thinking about converting to organics. After visitng the property and tasting the wines Tom decided to assist in the conversion of the estate to organics: That estate was Domaine Majas. But, the story gets even better. Alain Carr�re, the owner of Domaine Majas had in the first few years of his estate, entered into an exclusive contract with a French Supermarket chain who agreed ot buy his entire production. The supermarket took control, standards were set, and he needed to produce wines that tasted exactly like the supermarket's formulas. For instance, the Rose needed to taste like candy - so he had a commercial yeast for that . . . etc. etc. etc. But, even with the Supermarket buying the whole production he was losing money every year and his financial situation was getting worse and worse. That was when his friend introduced him to Tom Lubbe. Tom's formula was simple: No yeasts, no manipulations, no excessive sulphur. The result is amazing value organic wines tom old-vines made from traditional Catalan grapes.
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