The perfect all-year-round fruity & juicy red that does not break the bank or give you headaches! Although the Southern Rhône is home to Cinsault, it is now disappearing in the vineyards and especially rare to find it as a single varietal red wine. This inspiring wine is light, extravagant, full of wild berries and floral with light and guiltless body.
TYPE: Dry Red
REGION: Southern Rhône Valley, Lirac
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Cinsault
VITICULTURE: Organic & Biodynamic
STYLE: Light-Bodied, Fresh, Red fruits, Crunchy
STAFF TIPS: Chill your bottle up to 20-30 min in the fridge before opening the bottle!
FOOD & MOOD: Charcuterie or Tapas & Feeling Friendly
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 grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed. Then, they undergo a fast 10-day wild yeast fermentation to preserve the freshness of the fruits and not over-extract tannins. The wine is then aged in stainless steel & concrete tanks for 4 months to release this young fruity & energetic wine.
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.