Clos del Rey: The Beauty of Maury Mixed Case
  • Carignan, Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Syrah
  • 750ml

Clos del Rey: The Beauty of Maury Mixed Case

Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Regular price $189.90per case
6 bottles per case

Pre-order: Place your order before April 5th and receive your case of wine in June, 2024.

Established in 2001 by Jacques Montagné, Clos del Rey is a family winery located in the heart of the Maury appellation, in the Roussillon region. The 12 hectares where they tend their vines are in the heart of a protected natural area of ​​garrigues, a type of low scrubland in the Mediterranean forests, where rosemary, thyme and cistus flowers abound. The vines are on average 40 years old but the farm has one hectare of Carignan whose vines are more than a century old.

1 bottle x Le Sabina Blanc AOC Côtes du Roussillon 2023
White | Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris

High altitude terroir from the village of Tarerach located on a plateau between 500m and 600m altitude. The vines are planted on granite soils, called granite arenas. The soils here were formed in the heart of the magma more than 300 million years ago.

Lemon yellow color, bright and intense. The nose is open, with notes of white-fleshed fruit and citrus, with some exotic and mineral touches. The palate is gourmand and opulent. It retains great freshness and remarkable finesse with a lingering finish evoking delicious notes of fresh fruit.

1 bottle x Le Sabina Platja AOC Côtes du Rousillon 2023
Rosé | Grenache, Carignan

For the rosé version of Sabina, Clos del Rey harvest Grenache Noirs and Carignan from high altitude plateaus at more than 500 meters, in order to obtain an ethereal wine with beautiful tension, ideal for summer. The vines are planted on granite soils, called granite arenas. The soils here were formed in the heart of the magma more than 300 million years ago.

Pretty pink color with purple reflections. The nose is fruity with clear aromas of cherries and red fruits. The palate is fresh, with good fullness in the mid-palate and great balance in the finish.

1 bottle x Le Sabina AOC Maury Sec 2021
Red | Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
A Nicholas Pearce Wines' Portfolio staple. Launched in 2010, this now iconic wine from Clos del Rey is a beautiful representation of a balanced blend of Grenache Noir, Syrah and Carignan.

The vines of Grenache and Carignan have been planted for more than 50 years on deep shale soils. The Syrah comes from mixed soils of shale marl and limestone. 

Deep ruby ​​red color. The nose is superb, intense, presenting aromas of red and black fruits, notes of garrigue and spices in a very Mediterranean style. The palate is rich, full and juicy. Tannins are silky, round, with a fruity finish of good length.

1 bottle x Clos del Rey L'Aragone Côtes Catalanes IGP 2022
Red | Carignan
L'Aaragone is a north-facing single-vineyard planted with Carignan in black schiste soils. The northern exposure of the vines accentuates this liveliness and freshness of this cuvée.

Delicate aromas of garrigue —rosemary, lavender, thyme— and ripe red fruit such as raspberry and backberry. The palate is full and round, with fine tannins.

1 bottle x Clos del Rey Chiraz Côtes Catalanes IGP 2022
Red | Syrah

Chiraz is made with old vines of Syrah planted in L'Episcata vineyard, where soils are a complex mix of black slate marl and limestone. The naming of this wine is an hommage to the city of Shiraz in Iran, a city with a 7,000-year-old history of wine growing.

Superb deep purple color. Complex nose, with a typical Mediterranean character. The wine evolves in the mouth with a fleshy and opulent flesh then in the finish, despite a natural generosity, it presents itself in a straighter style with beautiful bitterness and great freshness giving it allure.

1 bottle x Clos del Rey L'Episcata Côtes Catalanes IGP 2021
Red | Grenache

From the lieu-dit L'Episcata, a vineyard planted with over 50 year-old vines of Grenache on black slate marl soils. 

On the nose, there are aromas of black fruits, blackcurrant and blueberry which evolves into red fruits, raspberry and strawberry. The palate is full-bodied, dark, dense fruits balanced perfectly with superb acidity. Sweet spices, freshness and a fine minerality lead into a long and elegant finish.

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 high altitude hills over the tiny village of Maury. The estate has been owned and farmed by the Montagne family for generations. 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. Julien Montagne makes complex wines that truly represent his vineyards and his Catalan roots--you can almost smell the sun in the glass.