After 27 years importing wine, HPS President Dan Kravitz took the plunge and purchased 13.5 acres of vineyard land in Roussillon. Named Cabirau after the vineyard’s original designation, the domaine lies on a hill below the famed Cathar fortress of Queribus. Planted to Grenache, it includes a prized 3.5 acre parcel of 60 year-old vines.
Named “SERGE & MARIE” after vigneron Serge Soulatge (who tends to Dan’s vines) and winemaker Marie Verges of the VTV cooperative (of which Dan is now a full-fledged member!)
Tasting Notes: The softness of Grenache is balanced by the mineral backbone extracted from the schistous soils. The Syrah and Carignan add pronounced spicy and peppery components. Intense yet subtle…
Serve With: Enjoy with the richest and most intricate of meals.
Maury Sec AOP
Nearly 23 acres in total: 15.2 Grenache, 1.5 Syrah, 3.6 Carignan, 2.4 Macabeu. Vineyards are planted in the village of Maury in soils dominated by black schist. Parcels vary in age, and include about 13 acres of 25-30 year old vines, 2 acres of 40 year old vines, 4 acres of 65 year old vines and 3 acres of Carignan planted in 2009.
Manually harvested. From 60 year Grenache vines and a mix of old vines and newly planted Carignan and Syrah.
The Grenache was unoaked, the Syrah and Carignan underwent malolactic fermentation and 5 months maturation in 500 L demi-muids.
93 pts, "…silky and polished, with beautiful purity…" – JebDunnuck.com, 6/18 (2017).