Domaine de La Coume du Roy – Maury Rouge 2013
Established in 1850, Domaine de la Coume du Roy is the oldest winery in Maury, a small appellation of 2000 hectares in heart of the Agly valley, between Corbières and Pyrénées. Today, the domain is run by Agnes de Volontat-Bachelet, the 6th generation of family vintners, and her husband Jean-François. The estate itself is composed of 25 hectares of vines including Grenache (noir, gris, blanc), Macabeu, Muscat d’Alexandrie and Muscat petit grain, which grow on a black schist bedrock soil. Grapes are harvested late, usually in the first half of October when the sugar levels are frequently over 250g/l. Although their production includes dry wines, it is their sweet and fortified wines that are the stars.
Deep garnet colour with thick legs. Intense and expressive nose, dominated by red fruits and wild blackberry. Ample and silky palate with a delightful blend of blackberry, cherry and blackcurrant. This is a rich, full-bodied and balanced wine with a long finish. Suggested food paring: aperitif, duck, strong blue cheeses, chocolate desserts.