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2019 Mas de Libian Cotes du Rhone Bout d'Zan

Rhone Valley, France

Effortless Grenache-dominant blend that shows a fresher side of the Rhone Valley. Super value on offer here.

$35.00

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About

About The Wine

This is an absolute steal of a wine.

This is a blend of Grenache (75%), and Syrah from selected biodynamically farmed vineyards in the Rhone Valley. There's something magical about these wines from Mas de Libian. They have a sense of life and energy that is palpable. Not to mention, the effortless purity that you see in the glass.

The name 'Bout d’Zan' refers to the patriarch's nickname as a kid, however, today it refers to the lick of licorice that the winemakers see in the wine each year.

It's a red wine that makes you want to sit a swirl. A rosy, cherried, lighter frame Grenache blend that shows the efficacy of gentle farming and low intervention winemaking. Spring and Summer in red wine form. Brilliant stuff for the dollars asked.

About Mas de Libian

Mas de Libian is an historic, family owned farm and winery in the Ardeche region of the southern Rhone, to the west of the river flowing south, up towards the rocky centre of France.


The Thibon family have been here since 1670, and current winemaker Helene Thibon now looks over 25 hectares of lovingly maintained, horse-ploughed chemical-free vineyards - all certified organic and biodynamic.

They focus of the traditional southern Rhone varieties of Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Counoise and Vaccarese, and release lo-fi wines of real purity and interest. A la votre!

Winemaker Hélène Thibon
Winemaker Hélène Thibon
Rhone Valley, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

Terroir : A mosaic of different terroirs: clay-limestone, river rocks, sand. Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers, little rainfall, and a lot of wind.

Viticulture : Certified Organic and Biodynamic agriculture. Yield: 45 hl/ha. Methods: gobelet pruning for the Grenache, with pruning of shoots ahead of time to limit yields, trellising for the Syrah with removal of extra leaves. Harvest is entirely by hand with very careful sorting, cluster by cluster, of undesired grapes.

Vinification : Respectful of Biodynamic and limited-intervention principles. Blending of grape varieties in tank. 100% de-stemmed. Light crushing. Temperature-regulated fermentation. 15 days of maceration. One pump-over per day, punch-downs only if necessary. Running-off by gravity. Pneumatically pressed. 9 months aging in large oak barrels for 30% of the wine.

Blend : Grenache (75%), Syrah (25%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Hélène during harvest
Hélène during harvest
Rhone Valley, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"No worries! This is a red wine that can be set aside and aged for many years, but you can also (very easily) drink it now. It’s good-humored and enjoys good company; it will be joyful as an aperitif at a picnic, will be happy with a last-minute meal with friends, yet will not lose its personality or presence if invited to dine with the mother-in-law." - Mas de Libian

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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