Domaine Mas Amiel Vintage Maury 2016 (Half Bottle)
Mas Amiel are rightly famous for their Vin doux naturel wines, where they arrest the fermentation with the addition of some grape spirit, leaving a wine akin to young port. This has distinct prune, molasses, woodland fruits and rich chocolate notes. The bite of tannin brings something different and makes it a great match for chocolate and macerated fruit desserts. It also works really nicely with hard cheese, grapes and nuts.
The Corky Verdict
Amy –Sweet, alcoholic and rounded. This is a big, full bodied dessert wine that would also pair well with cheese.
Sam –Interesting! The Grenache leaves some tannin behind which makes this a great food wine. It is of course rather lovely on its own!
- Pairs with: CheeseDessert
- Year: 2016
- Category: Full Bodied
- Location: Maury, France
- Percentage: 16.5% ABV
Mas Amiel is a vineyard just outside the village of Maury, North-East of Perpignan. Planted predominantly with Grenache, the estate is best know for the production of its Vin Doux Naturel, Maury, a sweet ‘oxidised’ wine which is aged outdoors in large glass demi-johns before being transferred into large oak barrels to age.