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Domaine Sarda-Malet, under the inspired guidance of Jérôme Sarda, is now one of the most respected properties in the Roussillon. Located south of Pérpignan, on the right bank of the River Têt, and with 41 hectares of vines planted on old clay limestone soils, the Domaine qualifies for both Rivesaltes and Côtes Du Roussillon appellations. Organic viticulture, allied to the influence of the cooling Mediterranean, engenders wines of freshness, precision and personality. The reds are mainly made from old-vine Carignan and Grenache Noir, younger vine Syrah and Mourvèdre, the whites from old vine Maccebeo, Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris and slightly younger plantings of Roussanne, Marsanne, Malvoisie and Viognier. The Vins Doux Natural are, as one may expect, superb.
In youth the wine boasts red and black cherry notes with hints of chocolate. With time notes of dried fruit, prune and mocha will come to the fore. Delicious, with very finely integrated and therefore unobtrusive sweetness. (Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)