Mas Amiel - AOC Maury - red - 2016 - 750 ml

Mas Amiel - AOC Maury - red - 2016 - 750 ml

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 “The deep ruby robe matches the bouquet of red and black berries. Very elegant, moves to flavours of burlat cherry. This fleshy, yet refreshing, fruity wine is a perfect match for red fruit or chocolate desserts. It is a seductive, pure Grenache varietal that also pairs well with sweet and sour dishes.” Mas Amiel


Mas Amiel is a large property – the biggest private cellar in Maury – located in the heart of the Agly valley, in France’s Roussillon region. This is Cathar country: it’s beautiful but rugged—a hot, rather hostile environment with rocky, stony soils, frequent windy weather, and 260 days’ sunshine a year. Back in 1816, a bishop used one of his plots of land as a bet in a game of cards. He lost it to Raymond Amiel, and this is how Mas Amiel was born. At the time, it only had 10 hectares of vines on it; it has grown substantially since then.


Grape varieties: 100 % black Grenache

Parcels: Selection of parcels in deveze area. Southern exposure.

Soil types: Very stony soil types over shale beds. Superficial soils at the bottom of slopes and halfway up, with bedrock only 60–80 cm below surface.

Age of the vines yield: 15 to 35 years

Harvest: Average yield was 18 hectolitres per hectare with a density of 3 500 to 4 000 vines per hectare.

Winemaking techniques: Manual in the last week of september and the second week of october. The bunches were sorted twice manually on a belt and vibrating table. The fruit was de-stemmed and slightly crushed. Potential alcohol content was 15 to 18 %.

Sweetness: Sweet