Stories of German roots in Champagne last post by Richard Nielsen, Skyler Ring, Michael Markarian, inderpal singh and Clément Cariot.
This week: Maury AOP
What style of wines come from here? What grapes are used? What kind of dish would you pair with them?
Maury AOP in the Roussillon region produces both dry red wines and sweet fortified Vin Doux Naturel. The reds are predominantly Grenache, with Carignan, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Lledoner Pelut also allowed in the blend. The sweet fortified wines come in a range of styles—including Blanc, Ambre, Grenat, Tuile, Hors d’Age, and Rancio—and are principally Grenache Blanc, Noir, and Gris, with some other grapes such as Macabeu, Tourbat, Carignan, Syrah, Muscat of Alexandria, and Muscat a Petit Grains also allowed. The Maury VDN fortified wines with oxidative character can be paired with rich cheeses and desserts with nuts, dark chocolate, and salted caramel.