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
Our cool terroir allowed us to plant this variety in great conditions in order to show its finest expression. Fresh and crisp with aromas of cherry and blackberry. The palate is refreshing while the tannins are soft and silky.
|Grape Varieties||Pinot noir|
|Age of Vines||35 years old|
|Vinification||The grapes are handpicked and destemmed. The vinification is done traditionally via ‘remontage’ or ‘pigeage’ with a maceration lasting 20 days, and followed by hydraulic pressure.|
|Elevage||6 months ageing in old 600 litre barrels|
|Soil Type||Clay and limestone with yellow and red ‘marnes’ rocks|