Maias Tinto, Quinta das Maias
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Grape VarietyGrenache, Syrah, Carignan
This large 60 hectare Domaine is situated high above Rasteau with stunning views over the Dentelles de Montmirail and Plan de Dieu. Owned by the enthusiastic and very genial Giles Ferran, with renowned southern Rhone oenologist, Philippe Cambie as consultant, it has 40 ha of Rasteau and 7 hectares of the very best vineyards in Cairanne, with only very old vines - 70% is 50-60 year old Grenache, 20% Syrah (the Serein clone from Tain l'Hermitage) and 10% Carignan. Cairanne 70% Grenache (50/60 years old), 20% Syrah (35 years old), 10% Carignan (55/60 years old). Aromatic, herby, peppery blackberry fruit. Rich texture and good long finish.