I am always on the lookout for budget friendly Syrah [both American and French Syrah have a tendency to be on the pricey side], so I was enthusiastic to give Domaine Mur-Mur-Ium Syrah-Sublime 2011 a pour. Purchased in 2008 by Marc Pichon, Domaine le Murmurium is located in the Cote de Ventoux village of Mormoiron in the southeastern Rhone region. Murmurium is Latin in origin, meaning “the buzzing song of bees”. Recently Marc acquired more old vineyards and increased the size of the domaine to 21 hectares. All of the vineyards are cultivated organically, the soil is tilled manually, all harvesting is done by hand, no pesticides or chemicals are used [they are currently in the process of organic certification] and only native yeasts are used in fermentation. The mission of the estate is “to maintain a style of rich, ripe and hand-crafted wines through careful vineyard management, low yields and late harvesting”.
Transparent dark ruby in colour, after aerating aromas of tart cherry and black olive rose from the glass. Black cherry and blackberry flavours were supported by a rich earthy undercurrent in the medium body. Spicy black peppercorn and traces of licorice comprised the moderate finish. Rustic and easy drinking, this is a fantastic glass for the table.
Vin de pays du Vaucluse
Mis en Bouteille au Domaine [Estate Bottled]
Enjoy now thru 2014