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2019 Cuvée Meandres
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Appellation
Vin de France
Alcohol %
13

Mas de Cynanque
2019 Cuvée Meandres

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SKU: MDCMeandres19

A fascinating and delicious wine from a mosaic of small vineyards. Wonderful expression of quince, pears and honey with a solid base of minerality, and just a hint underneath of herbs like tarragon and fennel. A distinctive organic white, refreshing and satisfying in your mouth and at your meals. 

This thought-provoking white blend pairs well with halibut with buttery herb sauce,  Asian fusion dishes, aged goat and sheep cheeses.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Appellation
Vin de France
Alcohol %
13
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The Mas de Cynanque vineyard located in St Chinian, an AOP area in the South of France, boasts one of the best natural soils of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. It lies halfway between Montpellier and Carcassonne, at the foot of the Caroux and Espinouse hills. The domaine sits on limestone pebble hillsides surrounded by a vibrant kaleidoscope of vines and scrubland. Work in the vineyard is undertaken with a great deal of respect for the environment, the stock, and the grape. The natural limitations of the soil mean yields for the Méandres wine is around 25 hl/ha. Organic fertilizers make it possible to maintain the microbial life and the structure of the soils. The vineyards in a Mediterranean climate benefit from the cooler air of the nearby hills. The vineyards are located on a south-easterly facing slope which makes them ideally placed to benefit from the sunshine. The winery’s ancient vines, rich in prestigious grape varieties that are traditional of the St Chinian appellation, offer the vineyard’s wines an individual complexity and distinct personality. Concentration, balance, and minerality are the key factors the owners are focused on in their winemaking.
Production Notes
The grapes are harvested manually in small boxes and are sorted within the vineyard. After pressing, fermentation takes place in small, thermoregulated vats. The wine is matured and refined in barrels for 6 months.
Winemaker Notes
Xavier and Violaine both studied at the Montpellier School of Agriculture, during which time they became passionate about the South of France and its wineries. After different professional experiences in wineries throughout France, they soon came round to the idea of setting up their own vineyard. It took 2 years of research to find the right balance of soils, vines, and the perfect location. In 2004 they moved into their 12-hectare vineyard in the St Chinian AOC area, which consisted of an old sheep pen surrounded by scrubland. They fell in love with their little piece of paradise. The very first harvest took place in September 2004! The first grapes were housed in the garage next to their home. The grapes were turned into wine, open to the scrubland elements. In 2005, they started to build the wine cellar. The vineyard has grown from strength to strength since then, with a storage cellar being built in 2008, then an area for wine tasting where they would be happy to welcome you! Today, they own 16 hectares of vines, over a variety of different soils.
Food Pairing Notes
This thought-provoking white blend pairs well with Halibut with buttery herb sauce, Asian fusion dishes, aged goat and sheep cheeses.
Other Notes
Ageability: Drink now or keep until 2025.