Domaine Borie de Maurel

33+ (0)4 68 91 68 58 rue de la Sallèle
Félines-Minervois, 34210
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Of course we could tell you the usual story that we have made wine here for thousands of years. What’s more, it’s not entirely untrue; everyone knows that the Romans build one of their great villae in the area. What’s more original however is how Michel Escande became wine growers. We call that a late vocation…Nothing seemed to indicate that destiny would take them there unless it was the call of the earth. In 1989 Michel Escande dropped his other passion, sailing, to come inland with his wife. They borrowed the money to buy 5 hectares of vines, a wine cellar and a superb but tired house ; then they decide to deal with the family’s vines. With the tenacity of a sailor and the faith of a peasant farmer, Michel learned about his land, he listened until he understood that he was in possession of a real treasure. This showed from the first cuvees of Sylla which the international press picked up at the beginning of the 90s. After this they re-named him “the wizard of Felines” from www.boriedemaurel Read more »

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  • Syrah

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

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Marsanne

    Avilleran, Champagne Piacentina, Ermitage, Grosse Roussette, Hermitage, Johannisberg, Marsan Belyi, Marsanne Blanche,...

  • 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...

  • Esprit

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  • Domaine Borie de Maurel Syrah Blend Minervois-la Livinière la Féline 2005

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    Excellent! Smooth, fresh aromas of blackcurrant, a little smoky, silky tannins on an elegant finish. Read More

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  • Domaine Borie de Maurel-Belle de Nuit 2007

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    Granache, unfiltered and no oak 14.5%Purple/crimson hueAmazing aroma almost like a powdery parfum with berries and boiled lollies, spice,liquorice, a touch of mint.Small tannin presents, spicey yet light good lenght with a an obvious ability to gain some age.also an organic venture. If they keep producing wine like this then I can see great thin... Read More

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  • Found this amazing wine from Borie de Maurel-Belle de nuit 2007 Granache, unfiltered and no oak 14.5%Purple/crimson hueAmazing aroma almost like a powdery parfum with berries and boiled lollies, spice,liquorice, a touch of mint.Small tannin presents, spicey yet light good lenght with a an obvious ability to gain some age.also an organic venture... Read More

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