"Le Mas au Schiste" 2019
35% Carignan, 30% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre
This beautiful full-bodied red shows finesse, elegance and freshness. The palate is generous with loads of red and black fruit flavors steeped in dynamic mineral-infused cocoa tones.
Jean-Marie Rimbert was born at a mixed family farm in Provence and trained not as a winemaker, but as a general agriculturalist. Even after 40 years of making wine, he still proudly calls himself a paysan – a peasant, man of the countryside, and his down-to-earth farmer side also shows in his philosophy. The estate’s vineyards have been managed organically since 2003 (certified 10 years later) – not primarily for the wine’s quality, he says, but rather because “I want to cultivate in a way that doesn’t damage the environment. I’m in it for the long term.”