The Mas d’Espanet estate is located between Uzes and Sommieres in the Languedoc, in a massif of scrubland calles Les Lens.
Following in the footsteps of a family tradition of winemakers, Denys set up Mas d’Espanet in 1980. The vineyard had been abandoned and the first task was to save the old varieties of red Languedoc grapes and to plant new white vines chosen on the basis of the soil type and the type of wines we wanted to make.
In 1999 the winery building was restored with the former barn transformed into a barrel cellar.
Notes and Reviews
Cuvée Camille is a gastronomic white wine for ageing. Carefully selected vines, grapes ripened to a golden colour by the sunshine, low yields, and a lengthy maturing period all combine to create this wine’s characteristic aromatic complexity and power. There is exceptional length on the palate for this white wine, which offers an aromatic depth and complexity with almost miraculous harmony. Aromas of dried fruit, quince, honey, and gingerbread.
|Grape Varieties||Grenache blanc, Picpoul|
|Age of Vines||35 years old|
|Vinification||Hand harvested with sorting in the vineyard. Total destemming and vinification in oak barrel on lees with batonage.|
|Elevage||24 months in ‘demi muids’ (600l oak barrels) then 12 months' assemblage in vats and 12 months in bottles prior to release.|
|Soil Type||Clay and limestone with yellow and red ‘marnes’ rocks|