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Domaine Elian Da Ros,Le Vin est une Fête

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Region: South West
Refined Region: Côtes du Marmandais
Vintage: 2016
Grape Varieties:
Merlot 20% Cabernet Franc 40% Abouriou 40% (a local grape). Colour: Red Wine
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Production Style: Organic
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: In stock

Offer Price €19.50

Offer Price €17.95

Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
Wine Comments
Plenty of vitality and energy in the glass for this admirable medium bodied and pure red from Côtes du Marmandais, one of the south west of France's lesser known appellation only an hour far from Bordeaux. Élian da Ros has been farming organically with fanatic dedication since 2000. Élian selects only the ripest grapes of 40% Cabernet Franc - 40% Abouriou (a local variety) - 20% Merlot . Notes of violets and prunes on the nose . The palate is loaded with fresh black fruits, cherries. Lovely suave finish. “Le Vin est une Fête” is our irresistible favourite.


The Domaine
The Côtes du Marmandais is one of south west France's lesser known appellation immediately east of Bordeaux. Back in the 70’s Elian da Ros’ father was a farmer who grew tomatoes, cereals and tobacco and who also had a small vineyard. The grapes were then sent to the local coop. At a very early age Elian dreamt of being a vigneron and producing his own wine. It is then at the tender age of 14 that he went on to study viticulture and oenology at the local school.
From 1992 to 1997 Élian learned his profession at the emblematic domaine Zind-Humbrecht, in Alsace. "Léonard Humbrecht was my master and remains it", he declares. As he came back to his father's vineyard in 1997 in the village of Cocumont, Élian set out to work in a different manner and applied the skills he learned. He first of all built a cellar in order to make his own wine. 1998 saw his first vintage. The estate now covers 22 hectares on slope of gravely soil and calcareous clay. The vineyard is run in a biodynamic manner since 2002 and Da Ros explains that all the small details matter in the vineyard as well as in the cellar. The benefits of his low-yield non-interventionist approach are evident in his elegant, uncommon, tough beautiful organic wines. In the cellar the respect of the grapes is paramount. Elian believes in attending them in a gentle manner so that the resulting wines express the terroir where they come from along with the uniqueness and characteristics of each vintage. His wines are full of energy with a magical elegance. No one before Élian da Ros has ever made outstanding Marmandais wines: it hasn't existed. Now it does.

Press
❝ Blended from Abouriou, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, this has discreet red berries on the nose and the most wonderful mouthfeel - smooth like silk pyjamas. Perfectly balanced , authentic and honest, it is quietly unforgettable. ❞ Matt Walls, Decanter Magazine July 2017

Food Pairing
Great match with pork belly, roast chicken, red meats, pasta but also delicious with salads and young goat cheese.