Minervois, Cuvée Sylla, Borie de Maurel

Minervois, Cuvée Sylla, Borie de Maurel

The Syrah grapes for this top Minervois are grown high, up to 300 metres, on the slopes of the Montagne Noire (Black Mountains) with soils covered with a scree of marl and limestone. Gentle handling of the grapes is followed by a fermentation started by ‘carbonic maceration’. Ageing is carried out in oak for around 15 to 18 months depending on the year. Intense, concentrated with complex red and black fruit mingling with mineral notes and ‘garrigue’ spice. The 2010 vintage was named Best Red and was the top Minervois at the Sud de France Top 100 Wines competition in 2013.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Vintage: 2014/2015
  • Producer: Borie de Maurel
  • Primary grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £30.41
  • Code: 27782
  • Expression: Barrel