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Introducing Mas de La Barben

May 21st, 2014

A range of new wines are arriving and we will do our best to introduce you to them all. First up is a tiny winery i found during my trip to ViniSud in Montpellier in February. We are always looking for quality wines that over deliver and this is most definitely one of these. A little gem outside of Nimes and I got the chance to call there on a recent trip.

Gary meets winemaker and owner Damien & Cathy of Mas de La Barben

Gary meets winemaker and owner Damien & Cathy of Mas de La Barben

They have a range that they call L’Improviste which has an absolutely fantastic Red, White & Rose and at a great price. These wine are all €13.99 but offer a taste of the south – the vineyard is where Provence meets the Languedoc.

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Click on the links for each wine to see the tasting notes.

When you step up a gear, you get to the Lauzieres Range. The Red is a blend of Grenache and Syrah and is dark ruby in color and on the nose, has matured black fruits and morello cherries and spices. If this was a few miles up the road in Chateauneuf du Papes you would talking serious money but this is a steal at €17.99

The white is a real special occasion wine and has 10 months in oak. It is golden in color and has an inviting buttery nose. There are aromas of ripe white fruits. It has nice roundness on the palate with notes of caramel latte and white pepper.

If you really want to go all out then their multi award winning Sabines is a rare wine indeed. The vineyard have held back the wines until they are ready. This vintage is 2007 and is 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache with 24 months in oak. This fantastic wine has a rich, deep color. It has red and black fruits aromas, mixed with espresso and mocha notes, are followed by spicy, garrigue (laurel, rosemary) aromas and hints of menthol. Tiny amounts available but a steal at only €25

Call in soon as we will have these wines open for tasting – we think you are going to love them.

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