The wine is mostly made up of grenache and mourvèdre with barely a hint of syrah. Crau de Ma Mère is an excellent wine, both powerful and elegant and as sun-filled as its terroir. Its bouquet offers a complex palette of very ripe red berries and rounded tannins with a chocolate-flavored finale.
We are fully committed to environmentally-friendly sustainable agriculture, with our main focus firmly on the terroir.
Our cultivation methods are traditional and fully ecological: rather than using chemical fertilisers and weed killers, we work the soil with machines and put in a great amount of manual labour at each stage of the vines’ growth cycle.
Green work on the vine canopy during the growth stages is an absolutely essential part of controlling the yield: pruning, de-budding, and removing unwanted grapes before they fully ripen.
“Showing similar to last year, the 2013 Chateauneuf du Pape la Crau de la Mere (60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah) is a nicely concentrated, medium-bodied and balanced 2013 that shows the cooler style of the vintage in its peppery, violet, mineral and red and black fruit aromas and flavors. Elegant and finesse-driven, with lively acidity and solid ripeness, it too should drink nicely through at least 2023.”
Wa: 91 (Jeb Dunnuck)