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M. Magnon Corbieres Rose' "Metisse" 2016

M. Magnon Corbieres Rose' "Metisse" 2016


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Type: Rose Wine | Country: France | Region: Languedoc-Roussillon | Varietal: Blend-Red | Vintage: 2016
Certified Organic. 30% Cinsault, 30% Grenache Noir, 20% Carignan, 20% Grenache Blanc. Grenache Noir, Carignan, and Grenache Blanc are vinified together, Cinsault is vinified separately (different harvest date). Whole cluster fermentation lasting 10 to 12 days, followed by vinification in cement. Aged for 6 months in 6 to 8 year old barrels.That Maxime Magnon is part of one of the most revolutionary wine movements in France should give him a justifiable swagger to his step, yet he is nonetheless a reluctant hero. This thirty-something Burgundian was not born with hereditary rights to a domaine, but makes his own wine in the Corbières A.O.C. Instead He was fortunate to have purchased some prime parcels of old vines from abandoned plots and rents his cellar—a garagiste if ever there was one. He farms nine parcels over eleven hectares, with steep vineyards that reach high altitudes, and manages it all on his own. Maxime is part of the new wave of passionate viticulteurs who cultivate their vines with the utmost respect for nature and the soil. He's certified organic, but also incorporates biodynamic practices into his vineyard management. Like his good friend and mentor, Didier Barral (in Faugères), and Jean Foillard (under whom he studied in Morgon), he is a naturalist at heart, and seeks to create a harmonious ecosystem in his vineyards.