Grapes: Merlot + 5% Grenache + 5% Muscat à Petit Grains.
Region: Roussillon, France
Vinification: All grapes have one night of maceration prior to pressing. Muscat undergoes a short maceration and is vinified separately and then added to Merlot + Grenache juice in stainless steel
Aging: Stainless steel
Fining or Filtering: None
Sulfur: None added
Notes from the Importer: The name, "Mura Mura," is inspired in part by Melissa’s Madagascan heritage (it means slowly, slowly), but we discovered later they are also aware that the name has a connection to Australia’s dreamtime, being an important part of the stories of the Diyari people who inhabit an area to the East of Lake Eyre.
Laurent worked for several years at the venerable Paris bar à vin Le Verre Volé and after that returned to Roussillon to work directly with Alain Castex, then of Le Casot des Mailloles.
Towards the end of 2017, armed with what he had learned from Castex, he and Melissa took over the remaining three hectare vineyard from his father and are returning it to its organic past.
In 2019 they started biodynamics and they are using cover crops to improve the soil quality. In fact, during our morning of walking around all off their vineyards in the spring of 2022 we were very impressed with their understanding of the role the soil plays in the vineyard.