WINES EXPORT AGENCY’s Selection
Domaine LA PRADE MARI
Cuvée Secret de Fontenille
AOC Minervois – Languedoc
• Grape Variety
40% Grenache, 40% Carignan and 20% Syrah
An organic certification
• Our history :
The Domaine LA PRADE MARI comprises 24 hectares of silty-clay soil planted with Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre, Grenache but also Viognier and Roussanne.
The yield per hectare is 20 hl on average depending on the vintage. Total production represents 70,000 bottles per year (70% of which is exported).
The cellar includes 170 barrels, 30 vats (from 4hl to 300hl) made of sticks, enameled steel and fiber
• The soils :
Clayey silt, limestone with low stoniness
• Particularities :
Between respect for the earth, progress and modernity, in support of bio- electronics, scientific knowledge and the principles of naturopathy, beyond organic and bio-dynamy, another path exists, that of Naturo-Culture ©. To
understand the considerable progress that Man can make in this area, it is
essential to know that this scientific and real path exists.
• The harvest :
Manual and mechanical harvest at perfect maturity
Exclusively done by hand. Extreme attention is brought to the sanitary
aspect and phenolic maturity of the berries.
• Vinification :
Manual and mechanical harvest at perfect maturity;
The grape varieties are vinified separately, according to a traditional vinification, destemmed, with long vatting.
Nose: It delivers a rich nose of ripe fruit
Nose: A beautiful richness of ripe red fruits, such as raspberries and strawberries.
Palate: Nice presence of tannins, dominated by red fruits, offering a dense and full mouth.
• Service : between 15° and 17°