Estate: Located in the village of Azille, in the Languedoc region of southern France, Chateau Massiac has a history that dates back to the Roman Empire. Bernard Boudouresques and his family revived the domaine, planting vineyards and converting the estate to organic viticulture [certified organic since 2012]. The 21.5 hectares of vineyards are located on gently sloping hills with limestone, clay, finely ground silica soil with marble infusions.
Winemaking: Grapes are from vines with an average age of 25 years. Fermented and aged for about 6 months in concrete tanks, bottled within a year of the harvest.
Tasting Notes: Dark red-violet in colour with aromas of blueberry, black cherry, plum, graham cracker, cinnamon and a hint of vanilla. Silky tannins caress blueberry, blackberry, black cherry, plum, pomegranate and chocolate, with a shake of black pepper and baking spices. Dark fruit and an echo of licorice linger on the velvety finish. Lush and rich, yet agile and friendly. An outstanding value! [It was fantastic with quinoa black bean chili with plant-based faux-beef, cheddar and queso fresco.]
A blend of “usually two-thirds Syrah and one-third Carignan”.
Estate Bottled by Bernard Boudouresques