Domaine La Madura is a small wine estate in the Saint-Chinian appellation of the Languedoc, consisting of 12.5 hectares of vines grown on a patchwork mix of clay-limestone, schist and sandstone soils. The domaine is known in the area as a “bien de village” (village property), as the cellars are in the village and the vineyards are broken up into small plots around the outskirts. These great “terroirs”, which, in a more distant past, had established the reputation of Languedoc wines, are now being worked once again and are producing some of the regions best wines. Nadia and Cyril Bourgne were convinced of the high quality of the vineyards and left Bordeaux to come and exploit their potential.
Domaine La Madura’s Classic red is a blend of 41% Grenache, 27% Carignan, 17% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah. All grapes are hand-harvested, with the Grenache and Carignan fermented in concrete and the Syrah and Mourvèdre fermented in barrels. This is a highly aromatic wine with flavors of cherries, blackberries and raspberries mixed with spice and a subtle earthiness all balanced beautifully by a refreshing, integrated acidity and fine tannins