Telephone: 01992 525009

DOMAINE POUDEROUX Maury

Maury is an enclave within the larger Rivesaltes appellation, both being known for the production of Vins Doux Naturelles, sweet red or white wines made by the mutage method, whereby neutral grape spirit is added to the must to arrest fermentation, leaving varyingly high degrees of natural sugar dependent upon how advanced the fermentation is at the point at which mutage takes place. Traditionally the wines are then subjected to an oxidative maturation, whereby they are put in glass demijohns and left outside for a year, before being further matured for extended periods of up to 20 years in old oak barrels, giving deep white and mahogany red wines with a marked rancio character and wonderful complexity. However, a modern style has emerged whereby mutage is followed by a conventional maturation under reduced oxygen conditions, giving sweet vin doux that retain vibrancy and freshness, albeit at the cost of some complexity. Furthermore, most producers make a range of red and white table wines under the Cotes du Roussillon Villages or Vin de Pays banners, the former shortly to be replaced by the new Maury Sec label. There are relatively few independent growers here, the Caves Cooperatives being responsible for much of the output.

Robert Pouderoux’s family have been vignerons and winemakers in Maury since 1826. He and his wife Catherine are now responsible for some of the most exciting wines from this wild and harsh region, subject as it is to searing summer heat, and bitterly cold winds in the winter. Their 18 hectares are split between two parcels on a range of schistous and granite soils. Of the table wines, Latour de Gres comprises 50% Carignane planted in 1901, the balance made up of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah. The grapes are hand picked, undergo a traditional vinification and are aged in wood for around 1 year. There is no fining or filtration. The wine has a marked elegance which combines with richness, with red fruits (cherries) as well as blackcurrant, pepper, liquorice and leather, with some wild garrigue notes. The Terre Brun comes from the region’s famous black – brown schistes , and is made up of 70% Grenache with Syrah and Carignane. After traditional vinification the wines are aged for 14 months in oak barrels, and bottled without fining or filtration. The black-brown soils give the Grenache a very specific expression, with a deep violet/black colour, with garrigue (herbs, spices, pepper) and notes of vanilla, with richly ripe red and black fruits and liquorice on the palate, and a velvety opulence. The Roc de Plane comes from a parcel of white Grenache which is barrel fermented and matured for one year. It is fat and floral, with notes of aniseed, peach and celery, with a fine mineral freshness on the finish. Domaine La Vista comes from an organically run (and certified) parcel. It combines Grenache, Mourvedre & Syrah, and offers juicy dark-fruited and spicy aromas with black cherry and blackcurrant flavours and a lush, fruity finish.

Of the sweet Vin Doux, the straight Maury millesime is an early bottled style, and offers aromatic dark cherries and cassis with leather and tobacco edges, sweet and firm on the palate, with an appealing balance of fruit, tannin, alcohol and residual sugar. The Hors d’Age is blend of 12 and 15 year old barrel-aged wines, browner in colour, with a nutty, liquoreaux nose, spicy, firm and sweet, with great complexity and length, whilst the Grande Reserve has 2 years in barrel followed by a year outside in glass demijohns before spending a further 3 years in cask. It is more oxidised, with toffee, baked fruit and leather, with great grip and texture. Sweet Maury is famously suited to dark chocolate and chocolate based desserts.

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DOMAINE POUDEROUX, Maury

Single

6+

2015  DOMAINE LAVISTA “Grains Mêlés”, Côtes du Roussillon (Organic)

        11.95

        11.15

2014  LATOUR DE GRÈS

        16.50

        15.00

2012  TERRE BRUNE

        19.95

        17.90

2014  MAURY 50cl

        14.95

        13.30

2014  MAURY – Organic

        18.95

        17.40

2009  MAURY – Vendange Mise Tardive

        21.95

        19.60

2014  MUSCAT DE RIVESALTES

        14.95

        15.85

NV  MAURY Grande Reserve – 6 years

        17.95

        16.55

NV  MAURY Hors d’Age – 15 years

        27.95

          25.85

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Shop Address

The Black Dog Wine Company
The Cart Barn
Ashlyn's Farm Shop
North Weald
Essex
CM16 6RZ

Shop Opening Hours

Tuesday - Friday 10.30 - 6.00
    Saturday 10.30 - 5.00
      Sunday 12.00 - 4.00
    Monday - Closed

Contact Details

Telephone 01992 525009