The 2019 Chateau des Jaume Cru Maury wine is made in heart of the Roussillon region in France. This french wine has ripe spiced red berry fruits on the nose. The palate is rich and juicy with loads of red fruits character layered with hints of vanilla and spice. The Chateau des Jaumes Cru Maury wine has along finish and complex with rounded tannins.
The key variety in the Chateau des Jaumes Maury Sec is Grenache though the appellation regulations also permit Mourvèdre, Syrah and Carignan. The partnership with Carignan, though, is never more successful than here: it brings floral notes, lift, vivaciousness, and helps mitigate Grenache’s punishingly low yields. Maury is rich in old-vine vineyard of both varieties.
The Maury is an appellation renowned for its sweet wines but it also produces fantastic dry red wines like this one that are lesser known and has the appellation Maury Sec. Non-fortified table wines produced in the southern reaches of Maury AOC along the Agly valley have been previously eligible for the Côtes du Roussillon-Villages AOC or to be sold as a vin de pays under the Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes designation. For the 2011 vintage, a new AOC designation of Maury Sec was introduced to allow for dry table wines produced from the same grape varieties permitted for the vin doux naturel.
2014 Vintage: Silver – International Wine Challenge