La Bastide du Claux 'Malacare' is composed of three red varieties with an average vine age of 25 years for the Syrah, 25 years for the Grenache and 60 years for the Carignan. After fermentation the wine is aged on its lees for 18 months in a combination of oak barrels and concrete tanks. Malacare personifies the Southern Rhône expression with a lovely balance between just ripe fruit and a good underlying minerality.
While born and reared in Chassagne-Montrachet, Sylvain Morey made his first wines in the Luberon where he set up Bastide du Claux, in 2002. In 2014, he inherited four hectares in the Côte d’Or from his father and he established Domaine Sylvain Morey.
Both in the Luberon and Burgundy, Sylvain Morey produces wines of great depth and purity using technology judiciously to back up tradition.