Nose: powerful, complex, dark, spicy, red berries, delicate floral touch. Palate: powerful, concentrated and structured attack with a tinge of silky tannins. Red fruit aromas.
In order to achieve a balanced and complex vintage, the vineyards we have selected are cultivated on clay and calcareous hillsides. This type of location provides a favourable sun exposure on the hillsides as well as sufficient water reserves in the limestone earth that the vineyards can reach its desired maturity. Furthermore, these vineyards are controlled using the Royat Cordon pruning technique, enabling to grow balanced grapes with a regular maturity. The rootstocks are adapted to the soils.
An extremely hot vintage in the south of France, with rainfall at the end of the season providing much needed freshness.
The crop macerates for ten days at a controlled temperature so that the tannins and the fresh fruit aromas penetrate the juices of the wine without compromising the balance we want to achieve. The pumping of the wine from the vat over the must for extraction is practised as delicately as possible. When we are satisfied with both balances, the grapes are pressed. As soon as the alcoholic fermentation has ended, the wines are racked many times and are left on their fine lees so as to reinforce their complexity which is much appreciated at M. CHAPOUTIER. The two grape varieties are therefore vinified separately. The complexity, the elegance and the gourmet touch of Marius rouge are then revealed by our wine blending know-how.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses