Mas Amiel is a vineyard just outside the village of Maury, North-East of Perpignan. Planted predominantly with Grenache, the estate is best know for the production of its Vin Doux Naturel, Maury, a sweet 'oxidised' wine which is aged outdoors in large glass demi-johns before being transferred into large oak barrels to age.
Mas Amiel are rightly famous for their Vin doux naturel wines, where they arrest the fermentation with the addition of some grape spirit, leaving a wine akin to young port.
This has distinct prune, molasses, woodland fruits and rich chocolate notes. The bite of tannin brings something different and makes it a great match for chocolate and macerated fruit desserts. It also works really nicely with hard cheese, grapes and nuts.Â