"Château Maris, a bio-dynamic and organic French winery, has created a net-zero energy building by using bricks made from organic hemp and lime. Topped by a green roof with solar panels, it produces as much energy as it consumes."SustainableBusiness.com, 18 March 2014
‘Wine is grown, not made’ - is what Robert Eden firmly believes is the key to successful winemaking.
Robert left British shores over 20 years ago and first headed to Australia, where his interest in wine was formed. Following stints in Italy and Spain, he finally settled in France in pursuit of living his dream of making...
Bottle 75cl £8.50
The wine has a very pale pink colour and a fresh floral nose with hints of tangerine and red fruit. On the palate the flavours of Provence; fresh berry fruit nicely balanced by soft acidity. Elegant and refreshing, this wine would be excellent as an apéritif or served with a light meal and, at a moderate 12% alcohol, perfect with lunch.Armit...more
Bottle 75cl £11.60
Bottle 75cl £9.56
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 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.
The wines of Chateau Maris are lushly-textured and pure. Vibrant and full of character, with a hallmark freshness and concentrated depth that hails from the care and attention lavished on them in the vineyards.