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Mourvedre Based Wines from Domaine de la Marfée


Thierry Hasard moved from accounting to winemaking in 1997.  His estate, Domaine de la Marfée is composed of nine hectares of vines scattered across a dozen plots.  These plots are located within Saint Georges Orcs.  He has farmed biodynamically since 2003, ploughs a little in his vineyard so as to leave the earth alive, and uses just a little sulphur.  Both of the young wines featured in this post contain a significant proportion of Mourvedre and saw similar treatment.  The Mourvedre for the Della Francesca is sourced from two specific parcels which are clearly lovely.  While the 2010 Domaine de la Marfée, Les Gamines will come around, spend the extra money to get the 2010 Domaine de la Marfée, Della Francesca.  Particularly if you are a fan of Mourvedre.  These wines were purchased at Chambers Street Wines.

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2010 Domaine de la Marfée, Les Gamines, Languedoc – $17
Imported by Fruit of the Vines.   This wine is a blend of 50% Mourvedre, 40% Syrah, and 10% Grenache from vines on soils of stony, calcareous clay and chert.   It was aged for two years in used barriques.  Alcohol 13.8%.  There was a little toast and dark fruit on the nose.  In the mouth the wine was young and firm with dry flavors of black fruit.  There was structure in the wine with flavors which were leaner but still maintained some robustness.  The wine was almost tart, a little puckering with fine, drying tannins in the finish.  **(*) 2015-2023.

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2010 Domaine de la Marfée, Della Francesca, Languedoc – $24
Imported by Fruit of the Vines.  This wine is 80% Mourvedre and 20% something else,  sourced from two small parcels on soils of stony, calcareous clay.   It was aged for two years in used barriques.  Alcohol 14.2%.  The flavors were pungent with macerated mixed berries, black fruit then stone notes with more berry flavors.  There was a fine, pebbly texture of black fruit and stones with a slight earthiness.  This was a nice young wine and remained approachable throughout the evening until it eventually tightened up.  *** Now-2023.

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