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
All the freshness of the terroir is in this cuvée. The white varieties of grapes are planted on the coolest areas on the estate. Eolienne’s aromatic, mineral character makes it a pleasant wine for everybody. Straw yellow in colour. Aromas of citrus fruit, white flowers, peach, and spices. Fresh and refreshing on the palate. The blend of grape varieties offers a rich bouquet in which each variety contributes its character in a well balanced ensemble.
|Grape Varieties||Grenache blanc, Picpoul, Viognier|
|Age of Vines||35 years old|
|Vinification||Hand harvested with sorting in the vineyard. Total destemming and vinification in oak barrel with batonage.|
|Elevage||12 months in oak barrels|
|Soil Type||Clay and limestone with yellow and red ‘marnes’ rocks|