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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Mayard La Crau de Ma Mere 2004
Mayard La Crau de Ma Mere 2004
(search item no. 111030)
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $24.99

Winemaker's Notes:

La Crau de Ma Mere comes from a selection of very old vines located in the Crau vineyard site to the northeast of the appellation and is listed in the Grenache Conservatory.

It is a very concentrated wine with a lot of character that matches well with meat, game as well as milky and fatty cheese.

Blend: 70% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah

My Notes:

About Mayard:

This family-run estate nestles in the heart of the prestigious village of Châteauneuf du Pape. It is currently managed by Françoise, Béatrice and Didier Mayard, from the fifth generation of owners. The estate spreads across 43 hectares, featuring a huge diversity of terroirs and grape varieties. The rigor and passion that the team brings to bear are reflected in three cuvées, each the fruit of the work of successive generations.

At the estate, they are fully committed to environmentally-friendly sustainable agriculture, with their main focus firmly on the terroir. Cultivation methods are traditional and fully ecological: rather than using chemical fertilisers and weed killers, they work the soil with machines and put in a great amount of manual labor at each stage of the vines' growth cycle.