2018 Cotes du Rhone, Variations

A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan, from 50-year old vines, aged in vats, the wine is supple and refreshing. Sustained, ruby and purple color. A nose of ripe red and black fruit with peppery and spicy notes. Refined taste on the palate with a sensation of controlled power, enhanced by delightful freshness. Aromatic fruitiness and balanced texture add even more finesse and length. Just superb.

Price
£11.90 per bottle
  • +
  • -
Wine category
Full-Bodied Red Wine
Grape
Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
Country
France
Region
Cotes du Rhone
Appellation
Cotes du Rhone
Product code
CDRVARRGE

Food pairing

Allium

Onion, Garlic, Shallot

Baking Spice

Cinnamon, Vanilla, Clove, Nutmeg

Bean / Legumes

Pinto Bean, Black Bean, Navy Bean, Lentil

Dry Herb

Oregano, Thyme, Dill, Parsley

Dry, Salty Umami Cheese

Parmesan, Grana Padano, Pecorino, Asiago, Aged Manchego

Exotic Spice

Anise, Cardamom, Ginger

Fruity, Umami Cheese

Cheddar, Gouda

Funghi

Porcini, Shitake, Oyster Mushroom, Button Mushroom

Nightshade

Tomato, Eggplant, Pepper

Nutty Hard Cheese

Gruyere, Comte, Emmental,

Red Meat

Beef, Lamb, Venison

Strong Marinades

Barbecue, Teriyaki, Vinegar Marinades

Umami Spice

Coriander, Cumin, Turmeric

White Meat

Chicken, Pork, Chop, Tofu
The producer

Domaine Maby

The History of the Domaine,

Initially the wines were produced for home consumption

After the Second World War, Domaine Maby was officially launched by Armand Maby, who developed a modern, functional winery and acquired new plots of vines.
In 1946, the first bottles bearing the “Domaine Maby” label were produced.

In the 1960s, Armand was joined by his son Roger and his sons-in-law. The estate was further extended, onto the Tavel appellation and also the magnificent pebbled terroir of Lirac. From this point onwards, the estate’s vintages were widely distributed in France, Europe and the United States.

In 2005, Roger’s son Richard Maby, joined the estate. After fifteen years spent in finance, and driven by his love of wine and the very special potential of Lirac and Tavel, he brought new energy to the estate and a modern style to his wines.

Work philosophy,

Maintaining healthy vines and high-quality grapes is the key to producing great wine… and a veritable obsession at Domaine Maby.

The work carried out on the vineyard throughout the year to ensure this essential, requiring skill and consistency. Engaged in sustainable winemaking, Domaine Maby favors natural vineyard maintenance techniques. Use of plant care products is limited to a minimum. Vineyard work is fully manual.

From pruning to de-budding, from green harvesting to grape-picking, the human touch brings out the very best of the terroir.

The fully manual harvesting campaign starts when the berries have reached optimal maturity. Plot by plot, grapes are picked in the early morning hours to ensure optimal preservation of their full aromatic potential. The harvest brings the work of an entire year to a close, and marks the beginning of a new phase, both in the vineyard with pruning, and in the winery with vinification and maturing.

.