When we bought the vineyard in 1997 we wanted to make the best wines in the Languedoc while working in harmony with nature – that is without applying pesticides or other chemicals. We looked at natural ways of rejuvenating the soil using compost. First we carried out an experiment. Biodynamic preparations were added to one organic compost pile and another was left alone. After a while we discovered that the biodynamic pile contained far more living organisms and there was no doubt about the right course of action for the vineyard as a whole. Thanks to biodynamic methods, our vines are now healthier and grow longer – and the quality of grapes is better. Chateau Maris is now a 79-acre estate divided into a multitude of small vineyards on the hillside above the village of La Liviniere, the first Cru Classe of the Minervois, in the Languedoc region. Biodynamic agriculture works with nature not against it and hence is beneficial for the environment. We believe that our methods produce the finest possible wines in the very best environment. We were the first estate in the AOC Minervois La Liviniere to be fully certified biodynamic and we are proud that our way of working will help secure the beauty of this place for generations to come.
The « Rosé de Nymphe » is a type of rose. It is very pale pink in colour. The bouquet is fresh with mineral notes, and aromas of maraschino cherries, apricots, eucalyptus and raspberry brambles. The palate is fresh and is driven by it’s vibrant acidity. Flavors of tart fruit are evident on the finish.