Mas d'Agalis - Au Mas 2018
Absolutely wonderful expression of Southern France's typical blends. Primarily Syrah with some Grenache, Carignan, and Cinsault. This wine is made with a very light touch, no punchdowns or any sort of extaction, leading to a light/medium body and very delicate profile. Stunning aromatic of bright red fruits, spicy edges, and a proper 'garrigue' herbal complexity. Juicy and fresh, but with some well integrated tannins that keep this wine serious yet very moreish.
Made by Lionel Maurel, a fourth generation grower who took over the family vines after stints working with some of the biggest names in the natural wine world across France. He primarily works with an 'infusion' style of winemaking, favouring gentle and light extractions as opposed to the more powerful examples that are common in this region. His wine are delicate, elegant, and fresh, real expressions of his immediate subzone and soils.