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Wine of the Week: Domaine la Toupie, Maury Sec 2013

24/05/2016 16:16 | Updated 24 May 2016

Domaine la Toupie, Maury Sec 2013
Maury is an appellation of the southern French Roussillon region - way down around Carcassonne and Perpignan, and just across the border from Spain. Its fame was built on sweet, red fortified wines made from the Grenache grape in a similar style to the Port wines of Portugal. But fortified wines with their 20% alcohol are somewhat out of favour and more producers are now using the wonderful old vines of the region - in this case 100 years old - to make dry red table wines.

This is a beefy but plush and fruity example of great quality, where haunting creamy raspberry and strawberry notes mix with spice and wild herbs, before a powerful, full palate of smooth fruit that is deep and sweet, with fine chocolaty tannins and acidity. Watch the video for much more information and food matching ideas.

£13.50 joiedevin.co.uk

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