This red Bordeaux, a blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot come from the gravel speckled plateau called Les Moulins. The original owner of the estate, Monsieur Ricaud was unable to work his land due to a debilitating illness, so his wife and daughter tended to the estate’s 17 acres of vines. It was the Ricaud women who established Haut Mayne’s stellar reputation, as their wines consistently won awards at regional competitions over the next two decades.
Thierry Bonnel, owner and winemaker of Domaine Sainte Leocadie, is committed to producing terroir driven wines, and believes in a “hands off” approach to winemaking, allowing the wines to speak for themselves. Much of the winemaking practice is done using manual labor. In fact, Bonnel still utilizes pigeage, the traditional method of stomping grapes during fermentation.
The region of Montsant surrounds the Priorat, where the blended Garnacha wines of this area frequently are found at over $100 a bottle in a retail store. This picturesque region was built on the terraced hillsides of dark slate soils built by the Romans and now serve as home to the old vine Garnacha, Mazuelo and Syrah that all flourish in its Mediterranean climate. For those who enjoy the dense, full bodied character of great Priorat wines, you will love the flavors of mineral, game, black cherry, lavender
This project started in 1990 by three friends, one of which was Jacques Seysses, founder of Domaine Dujac in Burgundy. As a producer of wines with terroir, the focus of Domaine Triennes’s has always been on the vineyard. Situated just thirty miles from the Mediterranean coast, the aim is purity with a classic expression of the soil and environment - simple winemaking without cosmetics.