A blend of 90% organic young vine Syrah with 10% biodynamic Grenache. Old School Rouge is vinified with the sole aim of preserving the freshness of fruit that the Minervois region gives us.
All the fruit is Estate grown, handpicked and ferments with natural yeast in natural concrete tanks. An up-front pleasure bent style, with fruit forward aromas of blackberry, black cherry, olive paste, pepper, and wild herbs to go with a medium-bodied, supple, and admirably fruited palate. Karabi, the horse on the front label, is used in the vineyard instead of a tractor. This helps to minimise soil compaction, as well as being better for the wider environment.
Old School Rouge is made in an environment that encourages bio-diversity and sustainability.
The wine is certified organic and made using only natural yeasts from our vineyard, bottled in light recycled glass and labeled using recycled paper. This is all sun, earth and the toils of man and Karabi. Just Old School...
Located in the Languedoc region of the South of France, a stone’s throw away from the Mediterranean sea. Chateau Maris offers sustainable, organic wines abiding to rigorous organic standards. The estate is fanatically committed to natural and sustainable practices in the vineyard, winemaking, and all aspects of operation.
Wine Spectator: 88 points: A blend of close to 90% Syrah and the rest Grenache, the 2011 Old School Minervois Rouge is an excellent, and more than reasonably priced offering that delivers pure, fruit forward aromas of blackberry, black cherry, olive paste, pepper, and wild herbs to go with a medium-bodied, supple, and admirably fruited palate.
This has an upfront, pleasure bent style, yet also has solid complexity and real character. It is a perfect mid-week drinker and will shine for 3-4 years.
Old School Rouge is a blend of 90% certified organic young vine Syrah with 10% estate-grown certified biodynamic Grenache. Located in the Languedoc-Rousillon region of the Southern France, this estate is a stone’s throw away from the Mediterranean sea. Their slogan, “By any (natural) means necessary”reinforces the fact that the estate is committed to natural and sustainable practices in the vineyard, winemaking, and all aspects of operation—from working with plough horses, to a winery built to run with zero carbon emission, to bottles made of recycled glass and labelled with recycled paper.
Old School Rouge explodes with aromas of black plums, tar, pepper, mocha, tobacco and leather. Velvety and round in the mouth, it coats the palate with waves of blackberry, cassis and plum complemented by accents of herbs, black pepper, mushrooms, tobacco and liquorice. Long and lingering, it finishes with earthy, plummy fruit, tobacco and herbal notes. This is the wine to pair with grilled eggplant, your first beef stew of the season, roast leg of lamb and hearty pâtés.