led to an exploration of D66, the wine road that bisects the Maury.
And yes, like our own Route 66 the adventure is around every bend.
The youthful couple behind Domaine Des Enfants, she an American from Oregon, and he the young winemaker remind me of Dave and Becky Corey of Core Wine when I first met them almost ten years ago at Hospice du Rhone. with a bit of Morgan Clendenen tossed in. Their wines have a quality and purity that attracts me, as did the wines of Mad Camps and Serre Romani.
Farther south and heading over to the border hills close to Andorra is Clot de L'Oum
There reds and whites are mind blowing, and were first discovered at Willi's Wine Bar. Clearly in the class of Clos Des Fees, Gauby and Mad de la Rectorie, the five wines I tasted were each really fine examples of new winemakers working with very old vines who are making excellent wines with Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Mourvedre us fantastic whites from Grenache Gris, Blanc, Macabo and Carignan Blanc. One of Mad Camps whites, made only from Sauvignon Blanc was mind numbingly exotic and was like having fruit cup without the sweetness.
Needless to say, the Maury will be on my next trip list to visit.