This was the highest rated wine by Reverse Wine Snob ever, and one of the reasons I sell box wines!
Maison Cubi was founded by Philippe Mao and Gérald Stinner with a simple but challenging goal: ending the boxed wine stigma! The wines come from independent French vineyards in Provence and Languedoc.
Abbaye St Eugenie in Languedoc
This ancient abbey and its vineyard were restored and enlarged by its owners Thibaut and Christine Cazalet since 1998, both young oenologists. Thibaut is the farmer and cultivates and keep 26 hectares of old vine stocks while Christine works at the cellar. Sainte Eugenie wines have character, as their winemakers and their soils: they associate human knowing and traditional cultivating methods.
“Domaine de la Castille” Provence
Independent wine-growing vineyard in Côtes de Provence. Ideally located in the sunny South East of France between Marseille and Saint-Tropez (Côte d’Azur). La Castille is a haven of peace in the heart of Provence, close to the coast, not far from the picturesque island of Porquerolles. The estate’s 18th century castle is a reminder that the 160 ha domain benefits from an enduring heritage from hundreds of years of wine-making, dating back as far as over two thousand years ago when the Romans set foot on the Côte d’Azur.
Sauvignon Blanc 2015 from Domaine Grauzan in Languedoc. A very well balanced palate with lovely floral elements and light mineral flavors.
Viognier “Neptune” from Languedoc. A full palate with peach, mango flavors & a touch of lemon. A floral and aromatic wine that will pair beautifully with white meat, creamy sauces or even spicy dishes.
Syrah/Carignan 2015 from Abbaye St Eugenie in Languedoc. An intense nose of dark berries, supple palate and a very good overall balance. 10% Syrah 90% Carignan (70 to 100 years old)