Top 10 award-winning eco-friendly wines from the Organic Masters 2020

3. Brama by Château Maris

  • Château Maris
  • Region: Occitanie
  • Country: France
  • Grape variety: Grenache Gris
  • Abv: 14.5%
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Closure: Natural cork
  • Approx. retail price: £25
  • Medal: Master – Organic Wine Masters 2020

The top-scoring white in this year’s Organic Wine Masters was from brilliant southern French biodynamic specialist Château Maris. While this producer’s richly-flavoured reds have been strong performers in past Organic Wine Masters, this was the first year we had tried their flagship white wine – called Brama – and it offered the same high standard. Indeed, this pure Grenache Gris from the Minervois is a powerful, barrel-fermented wine with beeswax and wood shavings along with peach and pear fruit, and a touch of apple skin, giving a gently bitter-fresh finish. It is textural wine, with layers of flavour, tons of character and, with all its fruit, oak and richness, a highly versatile one too.

 

3 Responses to “Top 10 award-winning eco-friendly wines from the Organic Masters 2020”

  1. Thom Fisher says:

    Why is the abv on these wines at 14.5%. Isn’t wine traditionally 11-12%. All wines now seem to have a high abv?

    • The Australian wines are grown in warm dry areas (more suitable to Organic production). 14.5% is about right for these areas. Southern Rhone wines would be similar alc. levels. The important thing is that they are balanced.

  2. Me says:

    I don’t know about the other countries, but Australia has had an obsession with higher ABV wines for as long as I can remember.

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