Discover the Maestral Red from Domaine des Maravilhas. A classic Côtes du Rhône and a must-have to start your evening on the right feet. With a smooth mouthfeel, ripe dark fruits aromas and dry finish, this is a perfect uncomplicated red for all occasions!
TYPE: Dry Red
REGION: Southern Rhône Valley
GRAPE VARIETY: Grenache Noir, Syrah & Mourvedre
VITICULTURE: Organic & Biodynamic
STYLE: Ripe Dark Fruits, Juicy, Spicy, Smooth, Dry
STAFF TIPS: Open your bottle 20 minutes before drinking or carafe if possible
FOOD & MOOD: Spaghetti Bolognese or Roast Chicken & Feeling cosy
ABOUT THE VINE & CELLAR
While the vines are farmed organically & biodynamically, very little is done in the cellar to preserver the identity of the wine. The vines grow on galet stone covered clay-limestone soils, all grapes are hand-picked and fermented separately with wild yeasts in concrete vats for 3 weeks. The wine is then raised in concrete vats for 18 months.
ABOUT THE DOMAINE DES MARAVILHAS
The Domaine des Maravilhas lies in St-Laurent des Arbres, it faces the Châteauneuf-du-Pape valley, in the heart of Lirac and Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Laudun appellations. The Domaine was created in 1967 by a vigneron, coming from the Oran region in Algeria. He had been taught by the elders to work the vines with their future in mind and therefore with the determination to preserve their fundamental richness – its soil. The conservation of the soil’s integrity, the geological and organic balance were critical to him. He opted wisely not to use neither herbicides nor chemical fertilizers. In those days those were bold and visionary decisions, aligning him on the principles of biodynamic farming. In 1992 the Domaine took officially the organic approach that led to start in 1996 the conversion to biodynamic farming and subsequent certification of the vineyard (Biodyvin certification) in 2004.
In 2014 Jean-Frédéric and Morgane Bistagne, conquered by the wonderful environment of the estate, supported by close and enthusiastic friends, acquired the plots and winery, created Domaine des Maravilhas, and decided to develop their own story perpetuating the innovative spirit of the vineyard founder.