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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Chateau Maris Syrah La Touge Minervois 2005
Chateau Maris Syrah La Touge Minervois 2005
(search item no. 94686)
green wine

Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2005 Château Maris La Touge Syrah is a beautiful deep purple color. The La Touge Syrah is rich and powerful, with layers of blackberry, crème de cassis, and dark plum on the nose. Moderate tannins and blueberry flavors lead to a long finish with soft, lingering spice notes.
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About Chateau Maris:

Château Maris is the vision of Englishman Robert Eden, who emigrated to France over 20 years ago to pursue his dream of crafting wines that reflect, rather than mask the land on which the grapes are grown. Robert's approach to winemaking is based on the fundamental premise that wine is "grown", not "made".

To craft wines that reveal the true character of the land, Château Maris strictly adheres to biodynamics, which is in effect a supercharged system of organic farming. Similar to organic farming, biodynamics adopts a holistic approach that views the entire vineyard as a living system that is impacted by its surroundings. Biodynamics seeks to encourage vitality in the vineyard by introducing live matter into the soil through intensive composting. In addition, biodynamics places a strong emphasis on harnessing naturally occurring cycles.