The vineyards of Domaine of the Bee are located deep in Cathar country in southern France in a glorious wind-swept valley that leads from Perpignan to the Pyrenees. We have three plots of ancient vines close to the village of Maury, which is overlooked by Queribus, one of the most spectacular of the Cathar castles whose vertiginous 800 year-old walls defy belief.
This year's Bee-side is savoury and rich, with a gentle fruit compote nose, a warming, easy-going palate, and gentle clove spice, livened with a twist of pithy tannin and a juicy acidity. A highly drinkable red, especially if served lightly chilled.
Tasting Note: Easy-going palate, and gentle clove spice, livened with a twist of pithy tannin and a juicy acidity.