Le Mas de mon Père cuvée Red de Toi 2021 (Vin de France)

Frédéric Palacios is the most important independent winemaker in Western Aude. Above all Mr. Palacios is a lover of his land, something that he carries in his blood given that he is the grandson of a winegrower. His 6 years of experience in the Minervois and Saint-Chinian wine regions have allowed him to understand how the vines work and the balance that biodynamics actions brings to the final result. His cuvée 'Red de Toi' is a 1oo% Merlot vinified with whole grapes to highlight the pure fruit. 

A medium opacity Merlot with a brink towards brick colours. On the nose there are delicious notes of black fruit jam that later invite others of an earthy type, hommos, truffle, blackberry... a whole trip to the Arzens forest in Languedoc. On the palate a round and southern entrance. The development of light structure (12.5% vol.) boasts juicy fruit and very good freshness thanks to carbonic maceration. Silky and vibrant, where wild fruit is the protagonist on a graphite background. Clean finish, still with good tension and with a tannin capable of withstanding months of aging.

Frédéric Palacios awaits you in Arzens village (near to Carcassonne), a place in the middle of the Malepère highlands where six of the current seven hectares biodynamically managed are located, 200 and 435 meters above sea level. This carbonic maceration Merlot is valued at $14 to $16. It was a pleasure to visit a serious, hardworking man and convinced in the power of Nature in the spring of 2022. As a pairing I'm thinking about a Trout rillette (shallot, lemon); parmesan biscuit, mascarpone cream with citrus fruits and virgin sauce (onion shallot tomato oil).

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