The vineyard area of Domaine de Mus extends over the old high terraces of the river Orb, sandy-gravelly material compounds, bound with red clay. It is part of the appellation Côteaux du Languedoc and St Chinian. This land is made up of deep gravel soils that drain well and allow vine roots to penetrate deeply, giving the wine good mineral complexities and gentle tannins.
De Mus extends along the foothills of the Languedoc, protected from prevailing winds by the foothills of the Massif Central. The location is perfect in between the Mediterranean and the Caroux mountains where the climatic influences are perfectly balanced. Added to this is the influence of the Orb, which helps to regulate the diurnal temperatures.
The delicious white is 100% Viognier and is harvested at night and rested on the lees all winter. The result is a wine that is crisp and fruity with lots of citrus fruit, pears, pineapple and floral notes on the finish. Jancis Robinson describes the Roussanne-Vermentino as “Smoky, off dry, with real beginning, middle and end. Lots of juice and greengage fruit.”” The Grenache has an unusually vibrant colour; this is because the grapes are picked as late as possible to obtain the ultimate maturity. It has a wonderful expressive nose with cherry, blackberry and notes of violets and white pepper with an elegant and lingering finish. The Malbec shows off with bags of ripe, pure red fruit, spice and a little mocha on the nose which carries through to the palate. Well balanced with fine tannins, good concentration and texture. All four wines are ideal to serve by the glass.