Chateau Maris

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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Chateau Maris 'Les Planels' Cru La Liviniere 2016
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-93 “A blend of Syrah and Grenache, the 2016 Minervois La Liviniere Les Planels frames blueberry fruit with notes of vanilla and cedar. It's full-bodied, supple and maybe even a bit warm. It's also mad sexy for its voluptuous, enchanting form. It's tempting, even if the oak makes it
Item Number: 32031
Case: $215.40

Chateau Maris Rose 4-250ml Cans
Grub Street "As one of our non-somms put it, “This tastes like your typical, inky, dark, stone fruit–flavored table wines. It’s good.”. Rose: "Two panelists (one somm and one non-somm) agreed that, with its “good weight and body” and “nice acidity,” a couple of cases of the Maris Rosé would be
Item Number: 29914
Case: $71.70
Pickup / Local Delivery Only

Chateau Maris 'Le Carignan' Carignan 2017
Winery NotesBright ripe red cherry and pomegranate notes. It’s made to be a Bistro by the glass pour.
Item Number: 28401
Case: $155.40

Chateau Maris 'La Touge' Syrah 2016
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89-91 “The 2016 Minervois la Liviniere La Touge is a 70-30 blend of Syrah and Grenache, aging in cement tanks and foudres. A lighter, more approachable wine than some of the other cuvées, it should be a terrific value when it's released later this year. Easy-drinking raspberry and
Item Number: 28369
Case: $149.40

Chateau Maris Amandeirs 2015
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95-97 "Consistently my favorite wine from this estate, the 166 case 2015 Minervois la Liviniere les Amandiers looks to be another sensational Syrah that should rank up with the crème de la crème of the vintage. Inky purple in color, with a killer nose of black currants, white flowers,

Chateau Maris Rose de Nymphe Emue 2017
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault, the 2017 IGP Oc Maris Rose de Nymph Emue boasts a slightly peachy-pink hue but real rosé flavors. Peach, strawberry and citrus avoid the overly confected notes present in so many of today's rosés, finishing clean and crisp.  Winery Notes

Chateau Maris 'Les Planels' Cru La Liviniere 2015
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92-94 "A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, the 2015 Minervois La Liviniere Les Planels sports a deep purple color to go with killer notes of sautéed black cherries, black currants, licorice, pepper and cured meats. Rich, full-bodied, yet elegant and seamless, with an awesome

Chateau Maris 'Le Carignan' Carignan 2015
"Red fruit aromas along with a floral note and purple fruits lead to it's medium-bodied and supple palate." ~ Winery notes

Chateau Maris 'La Touge' Syrah 2015
93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 91-93 Made from a blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache, the 2015 Minervois la Liviniere La Touge spent 16 months in a mix of concrete eggs and tank. Its inky purple color is followed by a smoky, meaty, dark fruit driven wine that has full-bodied richness, beautifully integrated

Chateau Maris 'La Touge' Syrah 2014
La Touge is a blend of Syrah and Grenache grown on hard and soft limestone and alluvial soils. Like all Chateau Maris wines, it is bottled unfined and unfiltered and is thus suitable for vegetarians and vegans. The nose is ripe black fruits (blackcurrants, elderberries) notes alongside more spicy

Chateau Maris 'Le Carignan' Carignan 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
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

Chateau Maris 'La Touge' Syrah 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 " I found the 2013 Minervois la Liviniere La Touge very Rhone-like, with subtle leather, spice and garrigue mixed with plenty or raspberry and blackberry fruit. Forward, supple and fruit loaded, with medium-bodied richness, it will drink nicely on release and evolve through 2021.

Chateau Maris 'La Touge' Syrah 2011
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Mingling intensely resinous evocations of scrubby garrigue with confitured black fruits, the Maris Syrah La Touge - a cuvee from less-favored Syrah sites and featuring 12-15% Grenache - displays ample body; a rich texture; and a generous as well as invigoratingly pungent finish,