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Category: Languedoc-Roussillon

Mont Rocher

Mont Rocher is a collection of wines produced from indigenous varieties, produced in a style that lets them clearly express their varietal typicity and sense of place. Pure, authoritative packaging that lets the wines do the talking meets delicious, well-balanced wines that offer a taste of the real France.

Wines:

Mont Rocher Old-Vine Malbec

Mont Rocher Old-Vine Carignan

 

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Pierre et Papa

Made by Pierre Renard whose family has been farming and making wine in the Southern French in the hills above Béziers for centuries. These wines honor Pierre’s father, who worked the family vines for 40 years before retiring.

Wines:

Pierre et Papa Blanc, Comté Tolosan

Pierre et Papa Rosé, l’Hérault

Pierre et Papa Rouge, l’Hérault

 

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Château d’Oupia

André Iché, who passed away in November of 2007, was a legend in the Languedoc. He inherited a 13th century castle and a large estate in the barren Minervois region, tended his very old vines and made wines but sold everything in bulk to local négociants. Years later, a Burgundian winemaker happened to taste his wine in Oupia and was so enthused that he convinced Iché to bottle and market his production. The VdP Heretiques and the Minervois have garnered rave reviews as a “best value” by numerous publications. His daughter has since taken over responsibilities and has maintained the style and philosophy.

Wines:

Château d’Oupia Les Hérétiques

Château d’Oupia Minervois Rouge Tradition

Château d’Oupia Minervois Rosé

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Château Massiac

Chateau Massiac has a long history that dates back to the Roman Empire when this area was colonized by the Romans using the nearby Mediterranean port (30 kilometers) of Narbonne as an access point. In the 17th Century, two brothers from Massiac in the Auvergne region traversed the area in service to the King of Spain and eventually settled at this spot situated almost precisely halfway between the clock towers of the villages of Azille and Rieux Minervois. During the French Revolution, the “chateau” was burned to the ground. Bernard Boudouresques and his family recently revived the domaine, planting vineyards and converting the estate to organic viticulture. Production from the estate is now certified organic. Massiac encompasses 21.5 hectares of vineyards, 8.5 of which produce the Minervois Rouge and 5 of which are the source for the two white wines classified as Vin de Pays d’Oc. The domaine lies at the extreme south of the Massif Centrale, in the gently sloping foothills that lead to the nearby Mediterranean coast.

Core Wines (others available, please inquire):

Massiac Minervois Rouge

Massiac Minervois Rouge “Sentinelle de Massiac”

Massiac Viognier VdP

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Domaine Matassa

Tom Lubbe is a New Zealander who grew up in South Africa who then ended up founding iconoclastic and influential Domaine Matassa in the Roussillon. After working in South African wineries, he landed in the Catalan village of Calce, interning at Domaine Gauby. After three years, Tom founded his own estate in the area, focusing on the traditional local varietals and some very old (60-120 year-old) vineyards. The emphasis is on Carignan, Grenache, Macabeu, and Grenache Gris. The terroir is mostly composed of schist and marl, with a small vineyard planted to granitic soil. Production and farming is all natural and biodynamic, and the vineyards are certified organic by Ecocert. The old vines and difficult terroir guarantee low yields and small production, with great emphasis on concentration and minerality.

Wines:

Matassa Côtes Catalanes Blanc

Matassa Côtes Catalanes Rouge

Matassa “Coume de l’Olla” Rouge

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Domaine de Majas

Agnès and Alain Carrere grow traditional, authentic wines from organic vineyards in the harsh landscape of the Pyrenees. Their passion and dedication are evident in every bottle, with wines that genuinely express the unique terroir of the Pyrénées Orientales, the difficult winters and hot summers of the region, and the balance that results from having vineyards natural contact with forests, meadows, and mountains.

Wines:

Majas VDP Cotes Catalanes Rouge

Majas VDP Cotes Catalanes Blanc

Majas Syrah “Ravin des Sieurs”

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Mas de Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Gassac was founded in 1970 by Véronique and Aimé Guibert, and at the time they didn’t necessarily intend on planting vines and making wine. They had bought the property simply because they were enchanted by the beautiful Gassac Valley in the Hérault départment and felt that it had potential. They just weren’t sure what that potential was.

But when their friend, Bordeaux University geologist Henri Enjalbert, visited the estate he had no doubt: the cool micro-climate and perfectly drained gravelly terroir could produce world-class wines, specifically Cabernet Sauvignon. And so it was that uncloned Cabernet cuttings were brought from châteaux in the Médoc and planted on Daumas Gassac’s north-facing slopes. A few years later, the first vintage was produced, with the help of the Guibert’s consulting winemaker, Émile Peynaud.

The land here was manually farmed for hundreds of years before the family settled in the valley, and the soil has never suffered from the destructive use of chemical fertilizers. From the founding of the estate to this day, the Guiberts have drawn on that ancient tradition, farming organically, harvesting by hand, and sparing no effort to respect nature and allow the free expression of the distinctive Gassac terroir.

It’s only through such hard work, dedication, and commitment to principles that Mas de Daumas Gassac could be described by Gault & Millau as “a Languedoc Château Lafite.”

Wines:

Mas de Daumas Gassac Blanc

Mas de Daumas Gassac Rosé “Frizant”

Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge

Moulin de Gassac “Guilhem” White

Moulin de Gassac “Guilhem” Red

Moulin de Gassac “Guilhem” Rosé

Moulin de Gassac Pinot Noir

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Faillenc Sainte Marie, Corbières

Remains of a Roman winery have been found at the site of the Domaine Faillenc Sainte Marie, a testament to the ancient tradition of winegrowing at that location. The domaine, in its present form, was founded during the reign of Louis XIV by an officer returning from service on the Indian subcontinent. Situated just outside of the tiny village of Douzens a mere 12 kilometers east of the ancient walled city of Carcassonne, Faillenc Sainte Marie has recovered its past allure under the careful guidance of the energetic Gibert family and now produces an exciting range of red, white, and rose wines. Faillenc Sainte Marie is a small property, with only eight hectares of vineyards stubbornly clinging to the rocky foothills of Mont Alaric. The vineyards are buffeted by the northerwesterly Tramontane wind which blows over Alaric and by the southerly Autan breezes coming off the nearby Mediterranean, creating an extremely dry climate. Syrah, Grenache Noir, and Cinsault are the red grape varieties raised here. A small vineyard (1 hectare) is devoted to white grapes: Roussanne, Macabeu, Bourboulenc and Clairette. The terroir is composed of inhospitable, rocky limestone terraces. Only vines, olive trees and some scraggly brush survive under these harsh conditions. As a result, yields are naturally low. The grapes are strongly marked by their environment and this powerful character shows through in the wines.

Core Wines (others available, please inquire):

Faillenc Sainte Marie Corbières Rouge

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