1928 Maury Solera Cask 931

Languedoc
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£19.50 per 50cl bottle
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94+ Points - Stuart McCloskey

A truly fascinating and historic wine using a Solera system, which started its life nearly nine decades ago. The resulting liquid holds aromas of walnuts, fruitcake and caramel. An utter rare treat and perhaps the ultimate vinous accompaniment to cheese, tarte tatin and chocolate.

Serving Suggestion

Serving is quite simple; slightly chilled and an amazing partner to dark, bitter chocolate (whether served in the form of a bar or a mousse). Alternatively, (on the cooler side of room temperature) with tablespoons of Colston Bassett stilton or Blacksticks Blue. A little drizzle of quality honey over the cheese helps tie the marriage perfectly.

Taste & Aroma

Score:94

A truly fascinating and historic wine using a Solera system, which started its life nearly nine decades ago. The resulting liquid holds aromas of walnuts, fruitcake and caramel. An utter rare treat and perhaps the ultimate vinous accompaniment to cheese, tarte tatin and chocolate.

Stuart McCloskey

Producer

Made by Gerard Gauby in the upper Agly Valley in Roussillon, this is a fascinating and historic wine made by using a Solera system which started in 1928 and has been topped up regularly ever since, from the wines of a selected vintage. Jancis Robinson has been quoted as saying 'this must be the finest-co-op wine in the world, and one of the best-value French wines available anywhere'. These rich, sticky wines are what the area has traditionally produced; from Grenache grapes sun-shrivelled on the bushvines around Maury. They are perfect to sip at the end of a meal with a dessert of cheese or chocolate.

Region

The Languedoc-Roussillon wine producing region is found in Southern France and with around 700,000 acres under vine is the single largest wine-producing region in the world, being responsible for more than a third of France’s total wine production. The Languedoc is home to many grape varieties including traditional varieties like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay as well as grapes associated with the Rhône; Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. In the Languedoc it is all about blends and most producers will choose to make blended wines instead of single varietals. The 5 better known appellations in the Langeudoc are Saint Chinian, Faugères, Picpoul de Pinet and Corbières where predominantly red wine is produced with the exception of Picpoul de Pinet. We have a delicious Pic Saint Loup Rose as well as a fortified wine from 1928 in the form of our Maury Solera.

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