Mas de Libian

Khayyam

AOP Côtes du Rhône Red 2015

*Prix à titre indicatif
"A spicy and warm natural wine"
  • Spicy, warm, silky
  • 14,5°
  • Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
  • 75cl
  • Ardèche
  • Aging 9 months in wooden casks for 50% of the wine

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The tasting

Khayyam by Mas de Libian is a spicy and warm natural wine. Silky tannins, black fruit, it invites itself perfectly to a winter table of epicureans. Deep and philosophical, he tells a lot of things (just leave him an hour or two to express himself fully)…

Note: The name of the cuvée is a tribute to Omar Khayyâm, poet (who mainly wrote on wine) and Persian scholar of the Middle Ages, born in 1048 in Nichapour (Iran).

Satori's pairing

Mashed potatoes with black truffles,
listening to Garnement by Odezenne

Mas de Libian

Mas de Libian

Mas de Libian vin

In 1670, the Thibon family bought a hunting lodge in Ardèche. Very quickly, the family settled there as a farmer to cultivate the land. The vine becomes the main activity of the Mas de Libian only from the 20th century, when the cellar is built in 1970 by Jean Pierre Thibon.

Mas de Libian Estate : Natural Wine from Ardèche

The Mas de Libian continues to be a family business with a deep desire to pass on. Jean Pierre and his wife had 3 daughters. In 1995, Hélène Thibon and her husband Alain joined the estate. Followed by Catherine in 2006. And in 2015, it was the turn of Aurélien (son of Hélène and Alain) to take part in the adventure.

The estate now extends over 25 hectares of vines and 8 of olive trees, cereals, hay, garden, bees….. The vines have never known chemicals. And in 2005 the entire vineyard was certified biodynamic. A year later, when Catherine arrived, she bought a Comtois draft horse to work the soil named Nestor. In 2016, Bambi completes the duo.

Mas de Libian Wines

In the cellar, each cuvée has its little manufacturing secrets (destemming or not, blending of grape varieties in the vat or after vinification, aging in tuns, stoneware or porcelain jars, vats, etc.), but all are vinified respectfully, with indigenous yeasts and without junk!

Personally, at Vin-Satori, we are really fans of Mas de Libian wines. All the cuvées tell a different story that we hurry to listen to every year. It is a sure value… !

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