The Château de Fitère is situated on the hill of Cannet in the Gers. Its vineyards extend over 100 ha around the estate. With its south-facing hillsides and unusual terroir, the château has been producing wines from Madiran and Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh for 7 generations.
This wine was created in homage to Marius Fitère, the grandfather of René Castets who is now the director at Chateau Fitère. Marius was instrumental in the creation of the Madiran appellation and was one of the first winemakers to be able to use the Madiran appellation on his wine label in 1948.
This Madiran was aged in oak barrel. After bottling the wine was sealed with traditional corks.
It has abundant depth and complexity with great concentration. The 2010 impresses with the intensity of its bouquet and immense ageing potential. The aromas are fruity, with dark cherry and dried fruit to the fore. On the palate, the flavours are elegant, with hints of black fruits, spice and vanilla, which are balanced with round, velvety rich tannins. This wine will continue to drink well until around 2025.
In the opinion of the winemakers the Cuvée Marius goes particularly well with game, boar stew, coq au vin and sheeps cheese.