Domaine de l’Edre operates along the lines of the ‘garagiste’ producers in Bordeaux in that they have a few hectares of old vines with exceptional terroir, and a small cellar in town where they produce tiny quantities of sensationally good wine.
The crucial difference though is that this is Roussillon, not Bordeaux, so the value for money is fantastic.
Their Mourvèdre (or ‘Mourv’Edre’ as they call it) is a wonderfully vibrant red with blackberry fruit, a touch of spice on the nose, all round juicy freshness and concerning levels of drinkability. It is unoaked in order to allow the quality of the fruit to shine and is a perfect winter red to go with roast game, hearty beef stews and hard cheeses.
Offered: October 2018.
Drinking window: 2018 – 2022.