A excellent 2011 Maxime Magnon, Rozeta from Corbieres
The 2011 Maxime Magnon, Rozeta, Corbieres is an exciting wine which you must try. When I wrote about the 2010 vintage in my post Maxime Magnon from Haut Corbieres I suggested trying future vintages. I am glad I did. This bottle reminds me of Rayas and des Tours styled wine which I particularly love. Specifically, this wine offers rich, mouth filling flavors that are ethereal, capable of development, and absent of any yeasty character. What a treat! This wine was purchased at MacArthur Beverages.
2011 Maxime Magnon, Rozeta, Corbieres – $20
Imported by Kermit Lynch. The fruit is sourced from a field blend of mostly Carignan along with Grenache, Syrah, Grenache Gris, Mcabou, and Terret sourced from 50-60 year old vines from two parcels on soils of limestone and schist. All of the varietals are whole clustered fermented together then aged in used barrels from Chassagne-Montrachet. Alcohol 13.5%. The lighter nose of red fruit and cranberries entices you. The deep red fruit offers surprising richness yet never loses an ethereal quality. The flavors mix with bluer fruit and minerals with impeccably balanced acidity and minimal tannic structure. The ethereal quality continues with extended air as notes of old wood come out. ***(*) Now – 2021.