The Vineyard

Hectares of vines

Grape Varieties

Bottles per year

Wine-grower

Mas Blanes

 

Built in 1763

 

 

Where are we?

We are based in the South of France, on the edges of the Gulf of Lion, more specifically on the Roussillon coastline. Pézilla-la-Rivière is a little village at a few kilometres from Perpignan. It is located at the gate of Têt valley, river which starts in the heart of Capcir, mountain in Pyrénées-Orientales. Our vineyard is established on the Perpignan-Pézilla-la-Rivière link. Mas Blanès is 1 km before the entrance of the village, on your right, at the end of a long path of vines.

 

The Soil

 

Earth of passion and history

Plots of vines take up 12 hectares and are very well located: in the South, sheltered from the tramontane, in terraces and half-hillside on an arid clay soil, covered with rolled pebbles. New-planted grapevines (March 2009) stand alongside the oldest ones, with knotted roots, planted in 1960. Yields are small: average of 36 hecto/ha.

 

The Cellar

 

That’s where it happens!

The cellar was created in 1978, built on a hillside slope, partly buried, which allows a wine-making process by gravity, thus sparing excessive pumping. Grape harvest is totally manual and the location of plots around the cellar allows to assemble grape varieties in the vat on the same harvest day.

 

 

Wine-making process

Wine-making processes are made by semi-carbonic maceration (grapes are neither destemed nor trampled beforehand, but partly crushed).
This vinification method allows to get fruity and supple wines with sustained and bright colours. Moreover, they are not filtered, so as to keep flavours, matter and character.