WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Red Blend
  • ALCOHOL
    13.80%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Cyril Marès took over his father Roger's estate in 1998, married the girl next door (Nathalie Blanc of Mas Carlot) and took the domaine to ever higher heights. The wines always show exceptional aromatic appeal, supple texture and uncannily intelligent balance between fruit and oak. We never seem to have enough of them, mainly because they have little to sell. Wines like these offer incontrovertible proof that not much money can buy you a lot of love. In a market now brimming with wines from Costières de Nîmes, these remain at the top of the pile.

TASTING NOTES 

The great ones do their best work in the lesser vintages (not that 2016 falls into that category), as proved by Cyril in years like 2008 and 2002. We challenge you to find a wine that better combines aromatic flair, suave texture and sheerly delicious spicy Rhône fruit at such a low price.

Bright dark red color. Fresh ripe fruit on the nose of black currant. Marked by garrigue herbs which develop with aging. Powerful and pure on the palate, yet elegant. A fruity palate that has good length.

THE STORY TO KNOW

Henri Marès (1903-1994) established the vineyard of Château Puy Castéra in Haut Médoc, which was later managed by his son Roger. Roger Marès, Cyril’s father, trained in Bordeaux and put them into practice at Mas des Bressades during the 1970s. Cyril Marès, a graduate of Agronomy and oenologist, continues this ancestral tradition at Mas des Bressades today. Since 2018 Cyril manage also the neighbouring winery of Mas Carlot.