At Château Maris, they strive to make wines which showcase the character of its terroir with particular emphasis on sustainability and protection of the natural environment. Robert Eden thinks of his vineyards as complex living structures and takes great care and pride in farming his estate biodynamically and has even built the world’s first hemp cellar, which was designed to run on zero carbon emission. The entire estate is hand-harvested and some plots are ploughed by the estate’s own workhorses each year, with barley, bulgur and mustard being grown in between rows to enrich the soil and strengthen the vines.
"Red Rock Terrace displays a beautiful core of blackcurrant, crème de cassis and juicy red plums. Hiding behind the gorgeous sweet fruit, fragrant notes of cordial, cocoa and liquorice emerge with time in the glass. Laser-beam precision is supported by the finest, grippiest tannins imaginable. Those tannins carry the beautifully concentrated fruit to a long, long finish. Effortless and perfectly...more
"Brooding yet sensuous, Gravelly Meadow reveals earthy, savoury, meaty notes the nose, along with blackcurrants, blueberries and mulberries. There are subtle hints of herbs, tobacco and cedarwood. Once again, the tannic structure is impeccable and perfectly integrated. This says more about the superb quality of the fruit than it does about the 100% new oak. Gravelly Meadow is Diamond Creek’s...more
"Volcanic Hill shows intense notes of cassis, blackcurrant, blueberries and black cherries, followed by violets, cocoa and cordial. This is full bodied and opulent, yet the tannic structure is beautifully integrated and nothing is overblown – the balance is impeccable. It also manages to be seriously refreshing. Cedar, sweet spice, tobacco, graphite and the faintest hint of truffle all emerge...more
Bottle 75cl £23.68