Claude Marechal makes his wines as naturally as possible, taking his inspiration from his late friend Henri Jayer who he trained with early in his career. In common with Jayer he makes wines above and beyond the expectations of his terroirs. His wines are pure and sleek with vibrant fruit and great potential to age. No chemical fertilisers are used and the harvest is hand-picked each vintage. After harvest, the bunches are sorted by hand and gently de-stemmed before vinification using natural yeasts. The fermenting must is pumped over twice daily and once alcoholic fermentation is finished the wines are placed into oak barrels where they mature for between 10 and 15 months.
Bright crimson red in colour. On the nose the wine shows fine notes of red fruits with raspberry, cherry and redcurrant all making an appearance. Medium-bodied on the palate, the red fruit carries through with notes of redcurrant and cranberry. Stony acidity is balanced by fine tannins.
Food pairing: Garlic roasted chicken thighs