Certified Organically Grown Grapes
- Mas de Gourgonnierís wines are a hit year in, year out, enjoying a devoted and loyal following amongst our customers. The estate is situated in a magically beautiful valley amidst the rocky and rugged Alpilles hills in the heart of Provence. Vines are planted alongside olive and apricot trees and the scent of wild rosemary, thyme and pine trees enrich the air. All fruit on the farm is organically grown, neither chemical pesticides nor fertilizers having been used on this property since 1948.
The Rosť is a blend of mostly Grenache spiced with Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Cabernet Sauvignon. With an inviting cherry-pink color and a nose of strawberry and raspberry, this Provencal rose is refreshingly clean and dry.
Reviewed 2014-08-08 by: Kenn Pogash ("the guy wearing the bow tie")
This wine greets you from the glass with a bright, pale salmon color that is consistent to the rim. On the nose the wine offers a medium intensity of fresh picked raspberry and unripe white peach along with a hint of fresh flowers. On the palate the wine is dry, medium-bodied with mouth-watering acidity. The flavors are medium intensity of fresh, ripe red fruits - strawberry and raspberry. The finish is clean with a long, lingering length of the fresh red fruits along with white peach. Although definitely a dry wine, there is a pleasant seet attach on both the palate and the length.
|The CARTIER family’s estate, with 47 hectares of wines and 20 hectares of olive trees, is set deep in the heart of “les Baux de Provence” in the Alpilles and has been run by them for several generations ”.
Owing to the unrivalled location and because of the long family tradition, Nicolas Cartier and his sons, Luc and Frederi, have developed the production of excellent red and rose wine, awarding them the A.O.C. Les Baux de Provence (Protected Designation of Origin). They also produce a subtle, fresh, fruity white wine and a delightful olive oil.
Far from any pollution and having the advantage of a very hot, dry and windy climate, the Mas of Gourgonnier uses biological farming methods, following the “Nature and Progress ” laws which forbid any use of chemical fertilizer, weed killer and insecticide. The soil is fertilize only by compost, manure and annual green manure. The plant protection is secured by Bordeaux mixture and sulphur.
The grapes are picked up by hand and the method of making wine, called vinification, is traditional. The bottling is done at the domain. All the products of the Mas refer to “ Nature and Progress ” and are certified by ECOCERT (control body).