Mas Amiel Vintage, Maury

Mas Amiel Vintage, Maury

Regular price €35.00
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‘Oh, decadence! This rich sweet red from Languedoc is fruity enough to be a perfect match for berries, whether red or black.’ Irish Times ‘The most chocolate friendly wine’ Wine Ireland

‘Oh, decadence! This rich sweet red from Languedoc is fruity enough to be a perfect match for berries, whether red or black.’
Mary Dowey, Irish Times
‘The most chocolate friendly wine…’
Wine Ireland

‘Very smooth and delightfully fruity - creamy blackberries and elderberries, with a slightly raisined finish. Perfect with chocolate desserts.’
Wine Guide 2005

Dark crimson with a big cassis and spice nose, this is a full-bodied dessert wine with silky tannins and rich, indulgent flavours of overripe berries, cocoa, fig and sultana. There are occasional glimpses of the garrigue too, to remind you of its origins looking up at the Pyrenees. It's very complex and generous, with huge length.

Try it with dishes that mix sweet and spicy or sweet and sour; with good-quality chocolate, chocolate-based desserts, or just on its own after dinner. To get the very best of its riches, decant it an hour before use.

‘The most chocolate-friendly wine in Ireland ... Very smooth and delightfully fruity - creamy blackberries and elderberries, with a slightly raisined finish ... Just perfect with chocolate desserts.’
Mary Dowey, Irish wine writer

Maury is an appellation in the Pyrenees foothills, specializing in vins doux naturels (fortified, sweet wine), produced mostly from the various Grenache grapes: Noir, Blanc and Gris. The area also also makes quirky dry reds and whites under the Côtes du Roussillon and Côtes du Roussillon Villages appellations and the IGP Côtes Catalanes.

This wine is made by a process known as mutage, in which fermentation is arrested part way through by the addition of grape spirit. Because much of the grape sugar remains unfermented, the result is a sweet wine high in alcohol.

Mas Amiel Vintage is aged in low-oxygen conditions for a year in tank before bottling.

Vines in the Devèze parcel of vineyards at Mas Amiel

Wine colourRed wine
CountryFrance
AppellationMaury
Vintage2012
Grape variety100% Grenache noir
Alcohol16.5%
Bottle size75cl

One of the effects of COVID-19 is increased business for online businesses and courier companies, and this has led to delays despite everyone's best efforts.

PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME: UP TO FIVE WORKING DAYS for deliveries, though many arrive sooner than this.

We recommend that, for instance, you order as early as possible in the week if you are choosing wine for the weekend.

Any delays are likely to be more significant in more densely populated areas of the country.

Online delivery charges and times

Orders of €150+: free delivery nationwide

All other orders: €15 nationwide flat rate

(please NB delivery of 'offline' orders, those placed by telephone or personal visit, is also charged at €15 for purchases of less than €150, and is free of charge for purchases of €150 or more)

Orders received by midday Monday to Thursday are dispatched that day or the next day.

Orders received by noon on a Friday are dispatched that day or on the following Monday.

Online orders

Our online orders are delivered by courier to ensure fast and reliable delivery of each carefully packaged consignment. Because nobody likes breakages, we use very strong and secure packaging specially designed to protect wine bottles. 

Personalised champagne orders are dispatched to meet your requested deadline, or otherwise as soon as possible. Please allow at least one extra working day for these orders to be prepared.

Eircodes please

The ideal delivery address has someone available to sign for parcels during office hours. This may mean that a work address is a better choice than a home address, as each delivery of our lovely wine needs to be signed for. An Eircode eliminates any doubt about the delivery location, and you can find or check Eircodes here.

Phone numbers please

Our couriers do their best to deliver and often have amazing local knowledge, but in the event of difficulties a reliable telephone number for the recipient makes all the difference and is a required piece of information. A mobile number is usually best.

Track your order

When we dispatch your order, we send on a tracking code so that you can follow your order in transit on the courier's website.

Delivery outside Ireland

If you need delivery to Northern Ireland, please get in touch for availability and rates. Unfortunately, we do not send wine overseas because of the complicated bureaucratic requirements and very high cost.

Returns

Faulty bottles

Wine is a natural product: its variety is what makes it so interesting!

Sometimes, though, a faulty bottle turns up. It's rare, but it does happen.

We want you to enjoy the wines you buy from us, and we'd like you to enjoy doing business with us too.

If you are unlucky enough to receive a bad bottle, please let us know immediately by calling the office on 021 431 6000 and we'll issue a credit in compensation.

Broken or Damaged Deliveries

Despite our best efforts to wrap and pack securely, damage in transit occurs from time to time.

If there's a breakage, our couriers will normally return the whole fragrant mess to us straight away.

If, however, the damage isn't apparent until you open the box, we'd still prefer to have the whole parcel collected. We'll send you a replacement as soon as possible.