Discover the grape variety: Argant
An ancient grape variety cultivated in Franche-Comté that has now almost disappeared. It was also found in Germany, Austria, Spain, etc. Genetic analyses show it to be related to Caesar. It should not be confused with bruneau noir, which has the synonym argant.
Informations about the Winery Pouderoux
The Winery Pouderoux is one of of the world's greatest estates. It offers 17 wines for sale in the of Maury to come and discover on site or to buy online.
The wine region of Languedoc-Roussillon
France/languedoc-roussillon/languedoc">Languedoc (formerly Coteaux du Languedoc) is a key appellation used in the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region of southern France. It covers Dry table wines of all three colors (red, white and rosé) from the entire region, but leaves Sweet and Sparkling wines to other more specialized appellations. About 75% of all Languedoc wines are red, with the remaining 25% split roughly down the middle between whites and rosés. The appellation covers most of the Languedoc region and almost a third of all the vineyards in France.
The wine region of Maury
Maury is a town in the northern Roussillon region of southern France. Its name is best known as an appellation for the natural Sweet wines produced around the town, although in 2011 the separate AOC Maury Sec came into effect for Dry red wines, due to the recognition that a local wine industry based entirely on fortified wine was too narrowly focused. The natural sweet wines of Maury are mainly produced from the Grenache grapes (Grenache Noir, Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris). They are produced in a style very similar to the sweet wines of Banyuls, 35 miles (57km) to the southeast, which also use Grenache.
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The word of the wine: Varietal
Said of wine aromas that are reminiscent of fresh grapes. The most demonstrative example is certainly that of wines made from the Muscat grape variety.