LCBO Vintages Release
Château Mire L’Etang’s wines are remarkable for their sense of place. It’s a simple pleasure: a wine that captures the essence of traditional varietals grown in the stony, limestone-rich soils of the La Clape Massif foothills, bathed in Mediterranean sunlight and cool maritime breezes. Little-known outside of France, the winery is held in high regard by France’s Guide Hachette and has been awarded the Coup de Coeur, the publication’s highest recommendation.
Château Mire L’Étang’s Cuvée des Ducs de Fleury is an inviting blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre, the three powerhouse grape varietals of the south of France. After being fermented separately, the wines were blended together and aged for 12 months in new French oak. The result is a deep wine with an eye-catching ruby red core and a complex nose of strawberries, cherries, and spice. Firm and silky on the palate with a powerful, spicy finish, this is a wine that can be enjoyed now but will only get better when cellared for a few years. Excellent value.
Gold, Concours Agricole, 2017