Gold medal Guide Gilbert & Gaillard 2017
Bronze medal Decanter 2016
Commended medal International Wine Challenge 2016
Wine spectator april 2016 "87/100 - A tight, lean style with talc, jicama and strawberry notes moving along. For fans of cut. "
87/100 Wine enthusiast 2016
Located in the upper basin of the Arc, the terroir is composed of scree and clay-sandstone from the Late Cretaceous period, with colluvial deposits from the surrounding hills.
The etymology of the name "Maupague" (meaning "giving little"), and the geological characteristics of the soil make this property particularly well-suited to the growing of grapes; there have been vines here for many generations.
Average age of vines: 20 years
Grenache 70% Syrah 10 % Cinsault 20%
Yield: 45 hl/ha.
Minimum use of pesticide approach (Agriculture raisonnée)
Skin maceration of the destemmed grapes during filling of the water-cooled pneumatic press.
Draining of the juices, and then light pressing at constant temperature.
Pale litchi pink in colour
An elegant nose of raspberries accentuated with spices such as liquorice and curry.
A nice balance between the roundness and minerality
Matching food & wine
This wine will pair well with shellfish and crustaceans as well as soft goat cheese. Serve chilled