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Domaine Mas Nuy
2016 Athanor

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Domaine Mas Nuy is one of the little gems in the prized appellation of Faugères. Tucked away in the bushy hillsides around the medieval town called Faugères, the vineyards have a very special ‘terroir’. The soil is extraordinary with Schiste (brown and grey slate). This soil type delivers nice freshness in the wines with lots of minerality and needed acidity. Many of the vineyards have some altitude allowing a longer ripening time for the fruit.  As we say “Time on the vine makes fine wine!” The soils and the altitude keep the wines ‘alive’ in your mouth and won’t tire you!  Leaving a half full bottle of wine at the end of the evening won’t be a problem. Pierre Urbain, the Belgian surgeon who fell deeply in love with Faugères, is the winemaker.  He finds his role to be “birthing the wines”, allowing them to fully express the terroir and the grapes as they grow there, without too much intervention by the winemaker.  Helping, not interfering.

The grapes are picked early in the season for this delicious red to preserve the freshness, fruitiness and easy drinking characteristics. The fruit is hand-picked, all destemmed and gently fermented on the skins. Grenache stays in tank, Mourvèdre gets a light maturation on Austrian Stockinger barrels for 5 months only. The result is an all year red wine, even in summer, with plenty of fruit, perfect with barbequed sausage and burgers, even a nice wine with fish when chilled. Drink this wine with good friends and your friendship will thrive!

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