Château Maris

04 68 91 42 63 chemin de Parignoles
La Livinière, 34210
France View map

British bio-dynamic wine maker Robert Eden has built the world’s first hemp cellar in the Cru Classé “La Livinière” village of the Languedoc region  in the South of France.
When the vineyard was purchased in the early 90s, the initial yields were lower than expected. The soil was dead, due to the previous farmer’s overuse of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, so the estate looked at ways of rejuvenating it, using compost.  
 
Bio-dynamic preparations were added to one organic pile of compost and another was left alone.  After a while, the bio-dynamic pile had far more living organisms in it. The decision was then made and Francois Bouchet, a specialist in bio-dynamic vineyards, helped Chateau Maris get started.  It was a business decision because the vines are now healthier and grow longer – and the quality of the grapes is better.  The entire estate is certified by both Demeter and Biodyvin. Yields are now 32 Hl Read more »

View More

Popular wines by Château Maris

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced by Château Maris View all

  • Cinsault

    History of the grape: Cinsau(l)t has been growing in Southern France for centuries. In the Rhone and Languedoc region...

  • Picpoul

    Wine has been made from this grape since at least the 17th century, when it was cited as “Piquepoul,” or “lip stinger...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Carignan

    History of the grape: The grape has been traced as far back as the 3rd century in the Aragon province in Spain. The A...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

People getting updates on Château Maris

Page 1 of 3

Château Maris on Snooth

  • Old School Rose 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Biodynamic Earthy and dry on the nose with floral aromas and a nice beeswax notes along with a hint of white pepper. Supple on entry with nicely integrated acids. the flavor profile leans a little towards the spicy end of the spectrum as well with strawberry fruit framed with accents of black raspberry fruit and a bit of inky spice. easy drink... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • As we spend time this summer exploring new wine regions it’s worth ... ... ... in the mouth. 89pts2010 Chateau Maris La Touge Minervois la Liviniere 14.5% $14Biodynamic 85% syrah, 15% grenache.A touch reduced on the nose with decidedly stinky base notes along with light and rather elegant floral perfumes all meeting over a core of leathery an... Read More

    From the article Variety and Value from The Languedoc


  • Chateau Maris Syrah la Touge 2010

    Snoothrank:

    Biodynamic 85% syrah, 15% grenache.A touch reduced on the nose with decidedly stinky base notes along with light and rather elegant floral perfumes all meeting over a core of leathery and slightly dried plum fruits. Just a bit thick on entry, this has plenty of fine grained tannins to help add volume and support the fruit in the mouth, though th... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • So you want to celebrate Earth Day do you? And what better way than with an ... game. 85pts  2010 Chateau Maris Natural Selection Biodynamic Syrah Minervois 14.5% $15 Handfuls of fresh earth meet dried bay leaves and deep pools of blackberry fruit on the nose with just a suggestion of mintiness adding a touch of freshness. Theres some raw beef... Read More

    From the article Organic and Under $15


  • Chateau Maris Natural Selection Biodynamic Syrah 2010

    Snoothrank:

    Handfuls of fresh earth meet dried bay leaves and deep pools of blackberry fruit on the nose with just a suggestion of mintiness adding a touch of freshness. Theres some raw beef aromas to this and streaks of ta as well but it smell decidedly ripe. Downright voluptuous in the mouth, this is soft and seamless with ripe tannins and integrated acid... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • De Maris Carignan Coteau de Peyriac 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Old vine Carignan, certified Organic by Ecocert AB, blended with 20% Certified Demeter Biodynamic Grenache. A touch stinky on the nose with natural aromas of barnyard and dry grasses. Smooth in the mouth with early mineral notes and hints of chocolate and black cherry skin. While relatively lean and focused this turns a touch chewy on the midpa... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • The Brama is Grenache Gris, not Grenache Blanc

    Comment by 87957conviviumman 87957 conviviumman


  • British bio-dynamic wine maker Robert Eden has built the world’s first hemp cellar in the Cru Classé “La Livinière” village of the Languedoc region in the South of France. When the vineyard was purchased in the early 90s, the initial yields were lower than expected. The soil was dead, due to the previous farmer’s overuse of chemical fertilizer...

    Comment by 1342899Jacques Herviou 1342899 Jacques Herviou


  • Old School Rouge 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Black plum with velvety finish. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Old School Rouge 2011

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by nachotini


  • Chateau Maris Natural Selection Biodynamic Syrah 2009

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by methaphysicsrus


  • Chateau Maris Natural Syrah 2009

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by methaphysicsrus


  • New image uploaded to this page.

    Page modification by 45822dvoristanac 45822 dvoristanac


  • Description added for this page.

    Page modification by 45822dvoristanac 45822 dvoristanac


1 2 3 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

  • $20.99
    16%off
    Seven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley Seven Hills Vineyard
    Seven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley Seven Hills Vineyard 2011
  • $24.29
    26%off
    Sonoma Coast Vineyards Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Gold Ridge Hills
    Sonoma Coast Vineyards Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Gold Ridge Hills 2010
See More Deals »

Recent Forum PostsView all


Château Maris wine ratings and reviews






Snooth Media Network