The Gallets, owners and winemakers of Domaine le Roc des Anges, have recently acquired a tiny new Domaine, Les Terres de Fagayra, giving Marjorie’s husband Stephane a chance to utilize the special talents for Maury that he honed as winemaker while at nearby Mas Amiel.
For those not familiar with Maury, these are fortified wines made in a similar style to Port, seeing twelve months in wood before bottling. This little known appellation until now championed by a single producer yields wines of great structure and flavor. Red Maury is one of the few wines that can complement chocolate desserts – though it is equally delicious with a big slab of one of those nutty hard cheeses from the Pyrenées. Parker is enthusiastic in his reviews of the Gallets’ Maury too.