Domaine Maby

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Maby Richard (560 x 350)

The Maby family have cultivated vines in Tavel since the 19th century when their principal activity was shoe-making. August Maby was the first to earn their living from wine which was fermented and aged in the shoe workshop. His son, Auguste commenced bottling of the wines in 1950. Land was later purchased in Lirac, Côtes du Rhône and Vin de Pays designations. The estate is now run by Richard Maby who took over from his father, Roger after a career in finance in Paris. The vineyards now total 60 ha (147 acres) including 31 ha in Lirac and 21ha in Tavel.

Tavel is the only cru in France dedicated only to the production of rosé. Maby’s vineyards are spread across the three different terroir of the cru – sand, rocky plateau and chipped limestone rolling hills. The Tavel wines undergo a long maceration on the skins before fermentation to give darkly coloured rosé wines, with a some tannin. The terroir of Lirac is rocky with a high sand content. The wines are fermented in stainless and concrete. Some of the cuvées are aged in “demi-muids” 600 litre oak casks.

Wine Details

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Côtes du Rhône “Variations”: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Mourvèdre. Matured in stainless. Ageing potential: Up to 4 years.

Lirac “La Fermade” White: Majority Grenache Blanc with Clairette, Picpoul and Viognier. Matured in stainless. Ageing potential: Up to 4 years.

Lirac “Casta Diva” White: Majority Clairette with Viognier. Fermented and matured in new barrels. Ageing potential: Up to 8 years.

Tavel “La Forcadière” Rosé: Majority Grenache with Cinsault, Grenache Blanc, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan and Clairette. Blended across three terroirs. Matured in stainless. Ageing potential: Up to 3 years.

Tavel “Prima Donna” Rosé: Cinsault and Grenache from the rocky plateau. Matured in stainless. Ageing potential: Up to 4 years.

Tavel “Libiamo” Rosé: Grenache and Grenache Blanc from the rocky plateau. Matured in demi-muids. Ageing potential: Up to 6 years.

Lirac “La Fermade”: Majority Grenache with Syrah and Mourvèdre from the rocky sandy plateau. Matured in concrete. Ageing potential: Up to 7 years.

Lirac “Nessum Dorma”: Majority Grenache with Syrah from the rocky sandy plateau. Matured in concrete and demi-muids Ageing potential: Up to 10 years.

Lirac “Bel Canto”: Very old vine Grenache from the rocky sandy plateau. Matured in demi-muids Ageing potential: Up to 12 years.

Find your wines: Retailer links

Listed below: Four in USA plus Texas retailers; Two in UK

USA

128 West 58 Wine & Liquor

Ships to 39 states

128 West 58 Wine & Liquor CANNOT SHIP to the following 12 states: AK, HI, IL, IA, MA, MD, MI, MS, NH, PA, UT and TX.

Côtes du Rhône “Variations” Red

Tavel “Prima Donna” Rosé

Lirac “La Fermade” Red

Lirac “Nessun Dorma” Red

USA

Grapes Wine

Ships to 33 states

Grapes Wine CANNOT ship to the following 18 states: AL, AR, DE, IL, HI, IN, KY, ME, MD, MA, MS, MT, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT.

Tavel “Prima Donna” Rosé

USA

Mission Wine and Spirits

Ships to 28 states

Mission Wine and Spirits CANNOT SHIP to the following 23 states: AL, AR, CT, DE, DC, IL, IA, KY, LA, ME, MA, MI, MS, NH, ND, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD and UT

Lirac “La Fermade” White

Lirac “La Fermade” Red

USA

Woodland Hills

Ships to 47 states

Woodland Hills CANNOT ship to the following 4 states: AL, AR, KY, MS.

Lirac “La Fermade” Red

USA – Texas

Most of the domaine’s wines are imported and distributed by La Cigale Wines. If not already in stock, the following retailers will order any of the wines on request, directly from La Cigale Wines:

Austin: Beverage World;

Twin Liquor, Lake Austin Blvd;

Twin Liquor, Hancock Center;

Twin Liquor, Hill Country Galleria.

Boerne: Boerne Wine Co.

Fort Worth: Put a Cork in it;

Grand Cru.

Fredericksburg: Elk Store

Houston: Houston Wine Merchant

Marfa: The Well

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