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Domaine La Marfée Les Gamines 2020 Grès de Montpellier

(Code: MARF/GAMIN/20)
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Domaine La Marfée Les Gamines 2020 Grès de Montpellier
Vintage
2020
 
Region Murviel-Les-Montpellier, west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry red - medium-full bodied, aged 2 years in older barrels
Grapes 50% Mourvedre, 40% Syrah, 10% Grenache
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Grilled red meats, roasted vegetables, mushrooms risotto
Next day 
As good, if not better
Drink Now, or to 2030 and beyond
Semi-opaque blood red/purple core, leading to a narrow ruby rim. A welcome return to the (somewhat) typically more full-bodied style of this cuvée, with aromas of cassis, bramble, black cherry and fine eau de vie, along with a hint of the trademark La Marfée blackcurrant leaf. Further notes of orange peel, garrigue herbs, tobacco and damp earth make for a really quite complex nose. The palate is beautifully balanced and gently savoury/meaty, with sweet-sour black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, herb and soft spice flavours, accompanied by tangy, cherry skin acidity, beautifully ripe tannins and a long, cool, spicy/minty finish. Whilst made for food, it is at the same time refreshing, with a sweet-sour tanginess that makes it easy to drink on its own - though it really demands a juicy rib-eye steak or a creamy mushroom risotto. This may be La Marfée's "entry level" red.... but La Marfée is a seriously good grower - and this is a seriously good wine by anyone's standards. And whilst it is lovely to drink now, it is also worthy of a further 5 to 8 years (or more) of ageing. Biodynamic.