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Montirius

France Rhône

Winery Wines
The winery is located in the municipality of Sarrians in the Département Vaucluse in the southern part of the Rhône in south-eastern France. It was founded in 1980 by Max Saurel. Already at that time,...
Name: Montirius
Foundation year: 1923
Growing area: Rhône
Vineyard: 63 ha
Owner: Christine & Eric, Justine & Manon SAUREL
Manager: Christine & Eric, Justine & Manon SAUREL
Managing Director: Christine & Eric, Justine & Manon SAUREL
Wine Maker: Christine & Eric, Justine & Manon SAUREL
Oenologist: Christine & Eric, Justine & Manon SAUREL
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Monday to Friday from 8a.m-12a.m/1p.m-6p.m

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Producer of premium wines, which regularly include even in international comparison among the best of its kind. Mediocre wines are rare, real weaknesses there is hardly ever. Arise even in difficult years here regularly superior qualities.
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0.75 L
2019 Côtes du Rhône AOC "La Muse Papilles" blanc
Up to 15.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Ein wenig hefiger, nussiger und vegetabiler Duft mit leicht warmen gelbfruchtigen und angedeutet but...
0.75 L
2017 Vacqueyras AOC "Garrigues"
Up to 20.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Herbe, leicht speckige und getrocknet-pflanzliche bis kräuterige Nase nach mehr roten als schwarzen...
0.75 L
2017 Gigondas AOC "Terre des Aînés"
Up to 30.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Fester Duft nach schwarzen und roten Beeren mit Kirschanklängen, ein wenig Trockenkräutern, erdigen...
0.75 L
2011 Vacqueyras AOC Garrigues
15.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Leicht kräuteriger Duft nach roten und ein wenig schwarzen Beeren mit floralen Nuancen und leicht pf...
0.75 L
2009 Gigondas AOC Terre des Aînés
Translate to English Editor note: Entwickelter Duft nach gemischten Beeren und etwas Provencekräutern mit unterholzigen Aromen und ein...
0.75 L
2010 Vacqueyras AOC Le Clos
Up to 50.00 €
Translate to English Editor note: Herbe, kräuterige, leicht nussige und erdige bis mineralische Nase nach eher dunklen Beeren und Kirs...
The winery is located in the municipality of Sarrians in the Département Vaucluse in the southern part of the Rhône in south-eastern France. It was founded in 1980 by Max Saurel. Already at that time, chemical fertilizers were not used. The grapes were delivered to a cooperative. Son Eric and his wife Christine started the conversion to Biodynamic viticulture in compliance with the guidelines for cultivation, fertilization and pest control(Bacillus thuringiensis). In 1999, after successful completion, they were certified by the associations ECOCERT (organic) and BIODYVIN (biodynamic). In 2001 a newly built cellar with its own wine production was put into operation, the first vintage was 2002 and the current name was formed from the first names of the three children MON (Manon) - TI (Justine) - RIUS (Marius). The vineyards cover 57 hectares, divided into 38 plots. They are planted with the red Grenache Noir, Mourvèdre and Syrah varieties and the white Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Bourboulenc varieties. They are all cultivated with short pruning, which is done individually for each vine

The grapes are only harvested when they are optimally physiologically ripe. The cellar is laid out on three levels so that the processing can take place without mechanical stress (pumps) if possible. The grapes are always destemmed. The red wines undergo alcoholic and malolactic fermentation; the latter sometimes only starts in spring. For the white wines, fermentation of the pressed must takes place without the skins. This is carried out without exception in conventional wooden barrels with natural yeasts through spontaneous fermentation. Maturation is usually carried out in cement tanks over two winters without the use of barriques, in order to guarantee the fruitiness and unique taste of the wines. Bottling is carried out taking into account the phases of the moon. All wines mature for six months in the bottle before being marketed. The premium wines include "Vacqueyras La Clos" (50% Grenache Noir, Syrah) and "Gigondas Confidentiel" (80% Grenache Noir, 20% Mourvèdre). The product range also includes Côtes du Rhône and Vin de pays. Around 150,000 bottles of wine are produced annually, 70% of which are exported. The most important export country is Canada.
Montirius Region: France Rhône
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