belle de nuit

rêve de carignan

la féline

esprit d'automne

le vin du sorcier

le charivari

la belle aude

le gypse

le rosé

Maxime is controlled power, the interior strength, noble without affectation. Silent but formidably deep, structured but incredibly velvety, this is 100% mourvedra – the grape created by Levant - a Med. version of cabernet sauvignon. In order for this grape variety to fully express itself it has to be combined with the right land; in this case fine sandy clay huddled up in the scrub lands “garrigue,” with south west exposure, sitting on a thick bed of broken sandstone and millstone grit. The vine stocks need to be old, the yield kept low with hand picking and de-stemming.The wine spends between 20 and 45 days fermenting and then 18 months to mature in big, oak casks, containing 600 litres called demi-muids.
The result is a great wine that keeps wonderfully, dark and concentrated, with notes of spices, the aroma of fig and leather, with silky tannins which impose a voluptuous, peppery, never-ending.

Serving temperature  : 17°C

Keeping : 10 years without any problems.

Accompanying dishes : surely the ideal wine for big roasts of lamb. Try it with duck with olives, young wild boar on a spit, hare, or after five years of age, with boletus mushrooms or morel mushrooms in sauce.