Old School Rouge AOP Minervois 2011
A blend of 90% Certified Organic young vine Syrah with 10% estate grown Certified 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.
Located in the Languedoc region of the South of France, a stone’s throw away from the Mediterranean sea (map). Chateau Maris offers sustainable, organic wines abiding to rigorous USDA standards.
The estate is fanatically committed to natural and sustainable practices in the vineyard, winemaking, and all aspects of operation. In addition to working with plough horses, its winery is built to run environmentally efficiently – with zero carbon emission. Old School bottles are ultra light Ecova made of recycled glass and labelled with recycled paper.
KARABI IS A MIGHTY HORSE, A PERCHERON FROM THE NORTH OF FRANCE AND HE HELPED US MAKE THIS WINE. FOLLOW THIS FACEBOOK LINK: https://www.facebook.com/oldschoolwine
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Sep. 20, 2012: CHÂTEAU MARIS Minervois Old School Rouge 2011
"Rose petal and crushed red fruit flavors grace this still youthful-tasting red, with herbal and slate shadings on the finish. Drink now. 2,000 cases made." —Kim Marcus
2011 Old School Minervois Rouge (France, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc, Minervois) $15
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 AOP Minervois 2011. 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 licorice.
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. (about $12)
Although Karabi has its own Facebook page where you can keep up with him, we’ve asked the daughter of its owner to give us a quick description of his favorite food, character and hobbies and this is the unedited version of what she shared with us:
"Karabi is twelve years old , very gentle , he will always watch out for the small people but if the person is tall enough he won't particularly "watch out". He can get fat very quickly!! he loves to eat and neighs each time you bring him food a gentle, "thanks I'm hungry" call. He cannot stand not being with another horse or donkey or whomever will stay with him ,at the moment He lives with a little old Merens horse called Sultan, very tough and gentle, half his size and half his weight. Sultan is black and Karabi is grey. Karabi really doesn't mind being with other horses as long as they do not attack him ! He likes to play the big guy but is a real softy. He has this habit of letting his lower lip dangle when he is a bit sleepy or when he cannot really not be bothered !
Anyone could ride him from a baby to old people ! If the fence is quiet small and has no intense electricity he will just run into it and break it and then hang around the house ! He needs lots of exercise to be ready to work. he pulls a plough between the vines. He weighs 1 ton and can pull 3 tons, he is 5.7 ft. at the withers. He eats oats and bran mix for breakfast and hay for dinner. He is a happy loveable horse who takes time for everyone even if from time to time he can get cocky, especially if it means more good food."