This wine is produced in the Mornag A.O.C. area located in the north-eastern part of the country, which is largely open to the sea and which benefits from the Mediterranean climate. This region, in which wine production dates back to the splendour of Carthage in the eighth century BC, is well-known for its sunny hillsides and its microclimate which is cold and wet during the winter and warm and dry during the summer. The name of this wine has been selected as a tribute to the Carthaginian Magon, author of a treatise on agronomy, winegrowing and winemaking, certain of whose ideas are still being used today.
The grapes are hand harvested and traditional vinification methods are used including strict temperature control. Maceration lasts for around 15 days in order to extract the maximum of flavours, colour and tannins.
This wine is matured in French oak barrels for 12 months than blended in bottle for 24 months in the Fontaine aux Mille Amphores wine cellar.
A deep ruby red colour with purple highlights. The aromas are of candied red fruits, cherries and prunes followed by hints of toasted bread and vanilla. On the palate, this is a wholesome wine rich in distinctive black fruit flavours with excellent tannins, leather, roasted coffee beans and toasted bread. A well-balanced wine with a superb aftertaste.
This great wine goes well with grilled, roast or stewed meat dishes, rabbit with prunes, a beef stew or stuffed peppers.