There are some powerful aromas from this strong red, including fig, redcurrants and salted almonds. Flavour-wise, you’ll taste the nutty strength of the deep red thanks to its ageing process and Grenache grapes.
Recommended food pairings
This Maury is rich and warming, so makes a great dessert wine. A fresh yet crumbly Comté style cheese balances it well and, of course, it’s a classic with after-dinner chocolates.
This fortified wine uses red Grenache grapes. Typically, they’re picked only after they’ve shrivelled in Maury’s sun: the climate’s warm and the sun’s strong thanks to Maury’s South-East in-land location.
Maury wine’s produced by stopping the fermentation process to add alcohol. This lets the winemaker conserve grape sugar and is how the wine gets its name: Vin Doux Naturel (Natural Sweet Wine). The liquid ageing process, the solera, used for this wine since 1928 has been regularly refreshed. Both red and white Grenache grapes are harvested here.
About the Winemaker
Les Vignerons de Maury has been established since 1910. In 1980s, the winegrowers created a cave on site for developing their wines and enhancing their flavours. The winemakers age wine that can be dated back to the late 1920s in their winery.