Marilyn is a genuine pioneer. Since her return to France in 2008, she has significantly contributed to the renewed success of Languedoc’s wines. Bringing her feminine touch to traditionally strong, rustic and full-bodied wines, Marilyn succeeded in improving quality and taste with a rigorous selection in the vineyards and perfect control of the winemaking process. Marylin studied Viticulture and Oenology in Bordeaux, and has spent time working in various regions throughout the world. Les Argelières is a tribute to the “Terroir” from which these wines are produced, a terroir mostly made of pebble and limestone perfectly exposed to the sun. It enhances the fruit aromas as well as the mineral style of the white wines, whilst giving the reds a vibrant fruit character. The Pays d’Oc has a history of over 2600 years of vine-growing and winemaking. Over the centuries, the wine trade became more and more structured and grew rapidly. The region greatly benefits from the Mediterranean climate, bringing warm mist, and the Black Mountain which offers limestone and clay “terroirs” with cool temperatures.
Dark purplely red in the glass, there are blackcurrant and green pepper aromas, typical of the Cabernet Franc grape variety. Smooth, fruity and medium bodied on the palate with a spicy finish.
Keep it simple - a homemade lasagna would be perfect.
Jancis Robinson, 2016, 15/20 points: "Immediate dark-berried sweet aromas, verging on syrupy. Very sweet fruit - black cherries and black berries macerated in vanilla-spiked juice - held back from a shapeless gloop of jamminess by just-in-time-and-just-enough acidity." “Voted in Wine Merchant Top 100 Wines, 2016.”