Mont Rocher, Malbec, Vieilles Vignes, IGP Pays d'Oc, France, 2022
Over the last two decades we’ve been creating wines in the wilds of southern France
Embarking on adventures; exploring, discovering and rediscovering remarkable places and vineyard sites. From the foothills and valleys beneath the iconic Pyrénées, out through the gorges to the coastal areas of the Mediterranean. We’ve journeyed with our friends and exceptional growers, who excel at their craft and have an inherent respect for the land that they and theirs are a part of. It is these people and places that inspire our winemaking. The wines of Terres Fidèles are designed to express the spirit of this extraordinary place - old vine Grenache, Carignan, Malbec, Cinsault, Viognier and more, that are authentically crafted, small batch wines of the wilds.
Malbec grapes are harvested from high altitude, hillside vineyards in the Haute Vallee of Limoux, which sit on rugged limestone rich soils. It is here that some of the most expressive old vine Malbec is grown and crafted to display purity of fruit and a distinctive 'goût de terroir'.
Picked at optimal ripeness in mid September, the grapes are de-stemmed then crushed, finally they undergo a three weeks maceration in order to carefully extract all their complexity.
No oak ageing
Deep in colour with ripe plum, blackberries and cherries on the nose. This is rich and rounded wine with perfectly balanced tannins. The long finish is smooth and succulent.
This wine cries out for barbequed meat or strong cheeses.
6 x 75cl