Deep ruby red in color with a fine nose of black cherry and cassis. Dense fruit on the palate with a well-balanced and elegant finish.
Grapes: 60 Grenache, 15 Syrah, 15
Mourvedre, 10 Cinsault
Soil: Sandy Urgonian
Age of Vines: 40 years old
Yield: 25 hl/ha
Farming practices: organic
Skin maceration: 30 days
Fermentation vessel: concrete tanks
Aging: in stainless steel vats
About the Winery
The Chteau Maucoil estate dates back to the Roman empire, when the site was planted with vineyards for Caesars legions and colonists. The Chteau itself was established in 1624 and is located on the plateau of the Chteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, with vineyards reaching into the neighboring Ctes-du-Rhne Villages district.
Chteau Maucoil has been under the care of several different illustrious wine growing families over the centuries, but it is now owned and managed by the talented winemakers Frederic and Benoit Lavau. The story of the Lavau family, with its passion for wine and its love of the terroir and the land, began in Saint-milion in the 19th century, and continued in Tunisia where Ren Lavau and his son transformed a small estate of vines and orange trees into a flourishing business which became the countrys biggest wine producer. Their long history in the wine trade is evident in the care and commitment they pour into running the Maucoil estate. With the consulting advice of famed French winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt, the Lavau brothers have been making stellar and highly awarded wines and today are one of the few producers to continue to cultivate all 13 permitted grape varieties permitted by the Chteauneuf-du-Pape regulations.
The 45 hectares of vines in the Chteauneuf-du-Pape appellation have been tended using certified organic viticultural methods since 2011. The Lavau family tends their vineyard with maximum respect for the environment, allowing the vines to grow naturally with care, precision and patience resulting in beautiful, terroir-driven wines.
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One of the oldest Chateau in the region, Chateau Maucoil's oldest parts date back to the 1st century, when a Roman legion formed a camp here around a natural spring, today called La Source de Chateau Maucoil. Located in Chateauneuf du Pape in Orange, which is named for the Dutch Prince of Nassau-Orange who resided here in the 13th century when Seigneur Joseph de la Pise first planted vineyards here, the estate is referenced in Pise's 1,000 page tome entitled, "Tableau de l'Histoire es Princes et Principaute d'Orange", which sits beneath a glass dome in the winery's tasting room. It is from this illustrated text that the family drew the inspiration for their wine labels.