The masochist wine
Jean-Marie Rimbert is no run of the mill guy. A painter, a wine grower, most definitely an artist, he likes to sow discord and his speech is littered with joky expressions delivered in a Provencal accent, "touches of humour in an ocean of conformity," he says, smiling.
His vintage wines have names like "Carignator", "Arroseur à Rosé" and "Mas au Schiste" ... a name which evokes the schist soil in the north of the Saint-Chinian appellation and "the way I work like crazy to produce something good for you".
Mas au Schiste is in fact very good for us indeed! This blend of Carignan, Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre grapes is beautifully soft and fruity. Aged in barrels, but not new barrels, the wine's initial notes are of black cherry and plum, welcoming to the palate.
With the Arom’Up Fruity Red glass, the fruity intensity and highly unusual subtle nuances of orange preserve are much more easily detected! On the other hand the Oaky Redglass, designed for complex, woody wines, tends to bring out more those flavours and aromas associated with the aging process: toast, vanilla and liquorice. Jean-Marie's wine are not short on style ...