Red, Ready, but will keep

Maury Solera 1928, Cask No. 753, Les Vignerons de Maury

Maury Solera 1928, Cask No. 753, Les Vignerons de Maury

Red | Ready, but will keep | Les Vignerons de Maury | Code: 38663 | Grenache/Garnacha | Medium-Full Bodied, Sweet | 17.0 % alcohol

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The Producer

Les Vignerons de Maury

Les Vignerons de Maury

Since 1928, the solera in question has been regularly refreshed with the wine of both red and white Grenache grapes, which tend to be picked only after they’ve shriveled beneath Maury’s unforgiving sun.

Solera is a neat term for the many vessels found in the sweltering eaves of the co-operative’s premises.

The Grape

Grenache/Garnacha

Grenache/Garnacha

Grenache is the most widely planted black grape variety in the world. In the Southern Rhône it provides the backbone for most red blends and is the key component of Châteauneuf du Pape. Some Châteauneufs such as Château Rayas are even made from 100% Grenache. In the Languedoc it plays a key role in many blends and is responsible for much of the Rosé wine from Southern France.

It is the most extensively red wine grape grown in Spain where it is known as Garnacha Tinta - in Rioja it is blended with Tempranillo and is most widely planted in the warm Eastern Rioja Baja region. The very best Garnacha wines come from Priorat in Catalonia, where fruit from old Garnacha bush vines is blended with small quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon to produce wines of startling intensity and depth of fruit.

Grenache was once Australia`s most widely planted black grape but much of it was grubbed up in the 70s and early 80s to make room for more fashionable grapes. However plantings have been on the increase since the early 1990s and the best examples are found in the Barossa Valley from dry-farmed, bush-pruned, old Grenache vines.

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