Maxime Magnon Corbieres 'Metisse' Rose 2020
Bottled in dark glass : A blend of 50% Grenache Noir, 30% Cinsault and 20% Carignan. These grapes are all harvested by hand and are macerated in whole bunches as part of a vinification that involves as little intervention as possible. The whole cluster fermentation lasting 10 to 12 days.
The vinification is conducted in cement vats with no sulphur addition at this point. It’s then aged for 6 months in 8 year old Burgundian barrels (from Chassagne) where it undergoes malolactic fermentation, providing suppleness whilst retaining vitality.
There are parallels here with L'Anglore's Tavel. The ‘Metisse’ is a contemplative rose, I’d view it as an extra light red but with complexity and intrigue that many others lack. Its quite textural for a rose, a result of Maxine’s nurtured winemaking approach. I would expect given the stuffing contained here, it will also take a few years in the cellar, if that’s the way you like to roll!
The ‘Mettise’ in hand, with Provencal scents wafting from the glass and then a few swirls, its evident from the way it glides around the glass there’s substance here. Sipped, a sense of comfort and satisfaction descends over me, yes I have found peace and tranquility within Magnon’s ‘Metisse’. TC💕
Variety - 50% Grenache Noir, 30% Cinsault and 20% Carignan
Country - France
Region - Corbieres
Extra - Cork
Year - 2020
Volume - 750ml