La Madone 2019 – Duché d’Uzès
Grape Varieties: Syrah 80%, Grenache 20%
The wine story
The Panery domain is mentioned in 1670 as a wheat farm and most likely a place where they made bread and pan in Provençal. When vines were planted in the 19th century the owner placed two statues of the Virgin Mary overlooking his vineyards, expecting good crops and good wines. It seems his wishes were granted which is why this cuvée is called La Madone.
Today this vast domain produces red, white, and rosé wines on 180 acres. In addition, it also produces olive oil on 300 acres in the local polyculture tradition.
This bright red wine is made from the two best local varieties, by the young oenologist Fanny Jorda Iniguezy. It is aged in oak barrels for twelve months.
This fruity and tasty wine will pair well with Mediterranean cuisine like French, Italian, or Lebanese. Pair it with meats or vegetables cooked with herbs, spices or garlic along with a sprinkle of good olive oil.
The ancient duchy of Uzès is situated near the old Roman city of Nimes in the South East of France on the right bank of the Rhone delta. The landscape is varied with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards, and garrigues carrying aromas of thyme and rosemary.
The Romans left splendid monuments in the region, the most stunning being the world heritage Pont du Gard, a three-tier aqueduct still in perfect condition.
Ripe strawberries and spices
Strong, fruity, soft tannins. Taste of cherries with hints of vanilla and eucalyptus.