Réserve de Marande Malbec
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The Réserve de Marande range offers seductive and generous wines, produced in Southern France, in the Languedoc region.
- This Malbec has been selected from vineyards located in the Limoux and Cruzy areas, to display a smooth taste along with ‘’Garrigue’’ aromas.
Varietal Composition: 100% Malbec
Elaboration: A small compartment goes through thermo-vinification in order to support the fruity aromas. Most of the grapes are destemmed and sent to maceration for about six weeks. This long process is ideal to extract the character of the variety and to get a good structure with supple tannins.
Tasting Notes: Deep dark red in color. Beautiful flavors of dark fruits, amplified with hints of cocoa and subtle rosemary. Medium bodied and wonderfully harmonic with round and juicy mouthfeel.
The Réserve de Marande range offers seductive and generous wines, produced in southern France, in the Languedoc-Roussillon and Gascony region.
Although the Languedon-Roussillon region is home to two big mountain ranges, the Pyrenees and the Cevennes, it also benefits from the Mediterranean climate. With its coastline bordering the area on the South, it brings hot and dry summers after the rainy winters, favoring a perfect maturity of the grapes. In the mountains, the humidity and cool temperatures helps the vines produce grapes packed full with fruity aromas. In this area, the various climates, soils and reliefs means the different varietals express themselves in unique ways.
The Réserve de Marande range of wines has been crafted by a key figure, that participated in the renewed success of Southern French wines. Philippe Lebrun studied winemaking and oenology in the heart of the Burgundy wine region, where he learned the importance of the terroir and its strong influence on the wine style. He particularly excels to craft single varietal wines, where the terroir expression is at its best.
He crafted Réserve de Marande range as he believes in the true potential of the Gascony and the Languedoc regions in producing extraordinary wines, that truly reflect a singular terroir. Bringing his experience and know-how to craft genuine wines, Philippe succeeded in improving quality and taste, thanks to a rigorous selection in the vineyards and a perfect control of the winemaking process. Vintage after vintage, he continuously strives to create tremendous wines, with passion and dedication.