Domaine De La Coume Du Roy Macabeo
Domaine De La Coume Du Roy Macabeo is an attractive pale gold colour, with toasty and delicate vanilla aromas on the ripe, minerally nose. The palate displays ripe orchard fruits and stone fruits and a touch of vanilla ripeness, all balanced by a thread of minerality. Full bodied, well balanced and long.
- Country: France
- Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
- Subregion: Côtes Catalanes
- Vintage: 2012
- Colour: White
- Grape Variety: Macabeo/Viura
- ABV: 14%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Closure: Natural cork
- Style: Rich but refreshing
- Drink With: Vitello tonnato
Made from the fruit of low yielding (only 12h/l) 85 year old Macabeo vines, it was fermented and matured for 12 months in and was transferred to old oak barrels for two months prior to bottling.
About the grower
Domaine De La Coume Du Roy is one of the oldest wineries in Maury, it was founded in 1850 and it has since been managed by six generations of the same family. In 1998, Agnès and Jean-François Bachelet took over the family estate and their primary concern has been to preserve the heritage and to respect the traditions of their viticultural forebears. They work the vines with care and passion and their production is centered on the vins doux naturels of Maury and Muscat de Rivesaltes.
Their great-grandfather, Désiré Esteve, began the tradition of laying down the birth year vintage of each of his descendants and today the history of his family is reflected in the labels of the precious old bottles of Coume Du Roy Maury that date back to 1925. Indeed, the 1932 vintage still resides in its original cask.
The 25 hectare Domaine De La Coume Du Roy sits on the black schist soils of Maury in the heart of the Agly valley, between Corbières and the Pyrenees. Approximately 80% of the vineyards are planted with Grenache Noir and Blanc for the estate's famed, sweet Grenat ("Garnet"), Tuilé ("Tile" or brick-coloured) and Blanc ("White") Maury wines. Carignan, Syrah, Macabeo and Muscat, along with a portion of the Grenache, are used for the more recent additions to the domaine's range of white, red and rosé wines, made in both dry and sweet styles depending upon their appellation.