Passionate about wine, Marie and Benoit Lombrière took over parts of Marie’s parents Domain which is located in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. They were helped in this undertaking by Alaric de Portal.
Cuvée Marie is the result of a search to find a better balance between fifty-year-old grenache vines and both syrah and mourvèdre.
hectares of vines
% of grenache varity grapes over half a centyry old
bottles of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine produced per year
% of vineyard is being converted to organic production
Official provider of the Elysée Palace, the French Presidency of the Republic
Selected in the finest wines guide starting in the year 2013
Ranked third out of 126 Châteauneuf-du-Pape during a blind test.
Yannick Alléno (***), Anne-Sophie Pic (***), Alain Dutournier (**), Maison Lenôtre
"Cuvée Marie: fine wine, dense and robust with character and an evolving taste in the mouth. 16,5/20. Cuvée Thaïs: Expressive aroma with a powerful taste, full and intense. A fine discovery to not be missed. 18/20."
"Beautiful freshness, voluptuous and subtle ending, dominated by grenache, well matured, spicy with a touch of prune, spices, not to strong on the tannins, well brought on. 16/20”.
"Blind-tasted. Bright but transparent cherry red. Smells quite intriguing and already complex. Sweet palate and fine (ripe) tannins. Lots of nerve. Well-judged and clean fruit. Appetizing. 17,5/20."