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Chateau Maris 'Le Carignan' Carignan 2013
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Chateau Maris 'Le Carignan' Carignan 2013

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Wine Advocate 91
"A great example of the variety, the 2013 Minervois Carignan de Maris offers classic plum and purple-like fruit, spring flowers, crushed rock and hints of charcoal to go with medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful purity and surprisingly polished tannin, which isn’t easy to do with 100% Carignan. Aged 10-12 months in concrete tank, drink this beauty over the coming 4-5 years. " ~ Jeb Dunnuck
Item ID: #21274
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Advocate 91
"A great example of the variety, the 2013 Minervois Carignan de Maris offers classic plum and purple-like fruit, spring flowers, crushed rock and hints of charcoal to go with medium to full-bodied richness, beautiful purity and surprisingly polished tannin, which isn’t easy to do with 100% Carignan. Aged 10-12 months in concrete tank, drink this beauty over the coming 4-5 years. " ~ Jeb Dunnuck

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Robert Eden, a biodynamic winemaker, has built the world's first hemp cellar with Château Maris.

When the vineyard was purchased in Languedoc, the initial yields were lower than expected. The soil was dead, due to the previous farmer's overuse of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, so we looked at ways of rejuvenating it, using compost. Biodynamic preparations were added to one organic compost pile and another was left alone. After a while the biodynamic pile container far more living organisms so the decision was then made.

It was a business decision since the vines are now healthier and grow longer – and the quality of grapes is better. The entire estate is certified by both Demeter and Biodyvin. The fertilizer is compost made from local cow and sheep manure plus some horse manure. Yields are 32 Hl/Ha on average and the entire estate is hand harvested. Chateau Maris is now a 79 acres Biodynamic and Organic Estate (certified by Demeter since 2008, Biodyvins since 2004, Ecocert since 2002 and NOP) divided into a multitude of small vineyards on the hillside above the village of La Livinière, the first Cru Classe of the Minervois, in the Languedoc region.

When you purchase any Château Maris wine, you are really getting great tasting wines that are produced and brought to you with minimal environmental impact, at the best price possible in the most ethical way possible. Better for the Earth, Better for the Wine, Better for You.

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Mike

EMPIRE STAFF REVIEW

Amazing Everyday Red

"Chateau Maris never fails to impress me with the quality they produce at an amazing price. This 100% Carignan is light bodied but that doesn't mean light on flavor. There is great minerality mixed within the black fruits that all lead to a clean finish. This is a real knock out value that you shouldn't hesitate to try."

Greg

Bargain

"Crisp, clean finish... everyday wine..."