Saint-Roch Maury Sec Kerbuccio 2014 | 93WA | full-bodied, sexy, supple | will evolve 4-5 years
Saint-Roch Maury Sec Kerbuccio 2014 is a blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Carignan. Kerbuccio 2014 was aged in 50% new demi-muids. The 2014 Kerbuccio Maury Sec has an inky color to go with lots of upfront black raspberry, cassis, licorice, wilder herbs and violet-like aromas and flavors. The wine is entirely from the black schist soils of the newly created Maury Sec AOC. This full-bodied, sexy, supple and yet still fresh and lively 2014 will drink nicely on release and have 4-5 years or evolution. I don’t think it has the depth of the 2013, but it’s not far off.” 04/15″ 90-93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate:
From the warmest sites on black schist soils in Maury is where Jean-Marc Lafage sources the fruit for Kerbuccio. Saint-Roch Maury Sec Kerbuccio 2014 is named in honor of Quéribus, the ancient Cathar stronghold that overlooks the Agly valley. These extreme sites result in yields just under 20 hl/ha making wines of tremendous richness and minerality. Queribus, built by the Cantharis, at the top of the steep Corbières Mountain watches over the vineyards from the north. Each plot is now surrounded by blackberry bushes, fig trees, pomegranate trees, cherry trees, carob trees, oaks, as well as fields of thyme, lavender, and fennel.
About Chateau Saint Roch and Maury Sec
Chateau Saint Roch was recently purchased by Jean-Marc Lafage. The winery is located in the Maury Area of the Agly Valley, 15 miles from Perpignan and the Mediterranean Sea. The castle of Queribus, built by the Cantharis, at the top of the steep Corbières Mountain watches over the vineyards from the north. Each plot is now surrounded by blackberry bushes, fig trees, pomegranate trees as well as cherry trees, carob trees and oaks
Maury is probably best known for its aged, fortified wines. When was the last time you had a Maury? Located in the Agly Valley, this region of the Roussillon is rugged, sheltered, and warm with distinctive black schist soils. While these are the characteristics that make the terroir unique and in recognition of this fact. As well as the prevailing trend in favor of dry wines, the AOC of Maury Sec was created. Maury Sec is darker, more mineral and more brooding in general than wines from the rest of the Roussillon. Grenache, not surprisingly, is the main grape along with smaller plantings of Syrah, Carignan, and Mourvedre. Saint Roch even makes a small quantity of white wine from Grenache Blanc and Marsanne.