Les Mauves 2019 | Mas Des Agrunelles
✔ 10% When purchasing 12 or more bottles
|Mas Des Agrunelles
|Vin de France
Cloudy in colour, Mellow palate with soft acidity, light tennis and a smooth mouth feel. Les Mauves is made form 100% Cinsault. This plot of Cinsault, is facing North, was planted in the 1970s by Geneviève, Stéphanie's mother.
For this variety with very fine and fragile skin, the harvest is carried out in flat tray type table grape tray. They put in vats in whole bunches and let macerate for about fifteen days approximately.
Here again, the interventions in the cellar are minimalist or even non-existent. some years. This delicate variety is raised in the most neutral containers possible partly in stainless steel vats and partly in terracotta jar of so as to respect the fruit and the purity of the wine as much as possible. Their cool microclimate gives it the necessary acidity to hold in the time, balance, finesse and silkiness which often makes one think of wines from Beaujolais or Burgundy.
The wine is bottled without fining or filtration in fruit day and moonlight descending, the only sulfur added, is at this time at 2 g per hectolitre.
About the domaine:
Frédéric Porro was an aspiring Motorcross rider until an accident left him in a wheelchair. His disability led him to a new passion – wine – after his sister asked him to put together the wine list for he restaurant. From that moment on, he became devoted to the grape. Mas des Agrunelles came about from his collaboration with Stéphanie Ponson – owner of Mas Nicot – in 2005 near Murles in Languedoc.
Stéphanie et Frédéric met in 1999 while studying enology in Montpellier. The name of the estate comes from the fact that there are a lot of wild sloe trees around the vineyards and sloe is ‘Agrunelles’ in old occitan. The couple make wine with the same diligance and passion as other biodynamic winemakers have before them, such as Didier Barral and Olivier Julien. It all began with experimentation, trial and error- but they quickly moved from organic vines to a fully functioning biodynamique vineyard and winery. They are proud to produce natural wines of high quality.