- Rosé Wine
- Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah
- 12.5% alc./vol
About the Winery
Maison Idiart is a wine négociant based in Bordeaux and established in 2013. Nicolas Idiart, winemaker and founder of Maison Idiart, grew up with a passion for wine, something that he shared with his father and grandfather.
He graduated from Bordeaux winemaking school in Blanquefort at 19 years old. Nicolas' love for Loire wines took him to work in Chinon, Touraine and Muscadet. He also had experiences in Australia and New Zealand. After several years travelling the world, he decided to shift his work in the industry and work in sales, focusing in North America.
At 33 years old, after 7 years working in sales, he decided to go back to winemaking with an artisan approach, making small batches of handcrafted wines.
90 Points - Michael Godel
More than merely classic Provençal Rosé in that Idiart’s adds another level of depth and complexity to the pale, salty and sapid style. There’s a Mediterranean brushy feel as well, a dried herb, mountain hillside tea and garrigue emission. Crisp and earthy, crunchy and laden with orange-ginger-lemon tisane. BBQ ready. Crushable too. Drink 2021-2022. Tasted February 2021.
- Red Wine
- Grenache, Samso / Carignan
- Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly
- Full Bodied
- 14.50% alc./vol
About the Winery
Clos del Rey
In the foothills of the Pyrénées Mountains, not far from the Mediterranean sea, Clos del Rey is situated in the centre of almost 900 acres in the tiny village of Maury. The estate has been owned and farmed by the Montagne family since 2001. The vineyard itself is nestled among a protected area of garrigues (rosemary and thyme). The vines of up to 120 years old are allowed to grow natural and untrained, in the old-fashioned way, known as the goblet or bush style. However, it is what lies beneath the vineyard that lends much of the character and complexity found in their wines. The winery resides on an abandoned iron mine imparting red and orange hues to the soils of Clos del Rey, this Iron also adds a soft minerality and silky mouthfeel to the wines. Julien Montagne makes complex wines that truly represent his vineyards and his Catalan roots--you can almost smell the sun in the glass.
92 points - Sara d'Amato
A lively wine, peppery with an abundance of natural, fruit-derived spice. Sourced from grenache carignan and syrah grown in the schisty soils of Maury. Nots of tender violet petals add further dimension to the palate. Delicately structured with fine acidity, gentle tannins and well balanced oak spice. Excellent length. Tasted February 2021.
91 points - John Szabo
Wild blueberries and both sweet green and resinous herbs lead off on this concentrated and substantial Côtes du Roussillon red, a very typical expression yet with above average concentration and depth. Tannins are supple, ripe and velvety, acids creamy-balanced, and great length. A very satisfying mouthful of wine, for current enjoyment or short term hold. Tasted February 2021.
90 points - Michael Godel
Soils are black schist below Maury at 200m and above the proximate limestone soil. The mix of grenache noir, carignan and syrah is quite hematic, blended into herbal tonic and this ever-present schist sensation. Like salted liquorice and a cocoa-caramel swirl. Rich and volupté in 2018, showing more wood and density. Good acid crunch creates complexity and balance in the end. Drink 2021-2024. Tasted February 2021.