Green from the Ground Up – Wine & Spirits Magazine

Green from the Ground Up


Mustard planted between the rows in Château Maris’s vineyard.

This is Robert Eden’s effort to put out a biodynamically raised, sustainably made wine at a price more accessible than that of the top cuvées he makes at Château Maris, his B-Corp certified hemp winery. The Burgundy bottles, made mostly of recycled glass, are ultralight; the boxes they are shipped in are recycled materials as well. And the wine itself is made from biodynamically grown fruit, vinified without any inputs in the winery save for a little sulfur. Grown on the limestone terraces of La Livinière, the wine is rich yet lively, dark berry flavors whisked along by a sense of wind over stony, scrubby Languedoc earth.

Cordier USA, Brooklyn, NY

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Maris 2017 Minervois La Livinière Natural Selection

Every week, our editors highlight a wine that intrigued them in our blind panel tastings, expanding on their tasting note in this space. These are entirely editorial choices; there are no paid placements. Subscribers can also access the original tasting note by searching here.

is W&S’s editor at large and covers the wines of the Mediterranean, Central and Eastern Europe and Argentina for the magazine.


This story appears in the print issue of June 2021.
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