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J Mourat Fiefs Vendeens ROSE Collection ORGANIC 2022 750ml

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Wine Information:

Country: France

Region: Loire

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Fiefs Vandeens Mareuil

Variety: Pinot Noir Gamany Cabernet Franc Negrette

Type: Rose

Size: 750ml

 


Terroir- Rhyolite soil. Grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Négrette, Gamay Noir, Average age of vines-15 years. The Mourat name has always been associated with wine: from wine makers and salt makers on the Ile de Ré until the end of the 19th century, then as wine merchants on the Sables d’Olonne for three generations. It wasn’t until 1974 that Jean Mourat created the vineyard which would become the Chateau Marie du Fou. In 1998 Jéremie joined him to pursue the adventure by creating two new vineyards: Le Clos Saint André, which was established in 2006; followed by Le Moulin Blanc, in 2011.
The past 10 years have also seen all the vineyards converted, or in the process of being converted, to organic production. A.O.C. Fiefs Vendéens: Mareuil-sur-Lay is situated on an ancient fault-line at the point where three ecosystems meet: the Lucon lowland, the Marais Poitevin and the Bocage Vendéen. The land is composed of schistes and rhyolites, influenced by the Maritime climate. The Vendée benefits from a cosmopolitan vineyard which traditionally combines a mixture of vine varieties from the Loire Valley and the South-West of France."

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The Fiefs Vendeens is best known for two things. In 1793, it was the center of a short, sharp rebellion when the French Revolutionary government began to conscript soldiers, and its coastline was the center of France’s world-leading salt industry until the mid-nineteenth century. Tucked in among the wheat fields, salt marshes, and cow pastures, there are also a few vineyards, like those of the Mourat family, a winery dating back to 1974, when Jean Mourat sold his family’s three generations-old wine merchant business to start making wine. The Fiefs Vendeens is just south of Muscadet, but here it’s a little warmer and sunnier, so the Cabernet Franc, Gamay, and Pinot Noir grapes in this Rose do well here. The wine smells a bit like pink lemonade, with Maraschino cherry and a note of the slate and schist soils of the region.

Dancing light on the palate, there’s flavors of fresh red cherries, watermelon, lemon and kiwi, with a dash of salt. It’s an easy choice for late summer barbecues, crunchy salads with radishes in them, and picnics at the park.