winemaker : Lionel Maurel
Grape varietiesSurface: carignan, cinsault, grenache, mourvèdre, syrah, terret, vermentino, chenin, clairette.
Surface Winery: 8 ha
Annual production: 30.000
Certification: organic wine (AB, Ecocert)
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|The Mas d'Agalis is located north-west of Montpellier, in the commune of Nébian. Lionel Maurel vinifies 6.5 ha of different grape varieties (carignan, grenache, syrah, mourvèdre) and white wines (terret bourret, vermentino, chenin, clairette). Two vintages of red, sublime, and a racy and mineral white. Having passed through the hands of excellent winegrowers, Thierry Allemand (Cornas) then Didier Barral (Faugères), Lionel works his soils and vines naturally: ploughed soils, using only organic fertilisers (manure), and some treatments based on copper and sulphur powder. This is done with the greatest respect for nature, but also so that the terroir can express itself from one year to the next and so that the vintage effect can be found in his wines.||The harvest is manual in small 14kg crates! The grapes are sorted, destemmed or not, according to the year and the needs, then vatted. Fermentation lasts about 15 days, followed by a vatting period of about 10 days to harmonize the fruit, tannins and aromas. Before racking and if necessary, Lionel sulphites with a maximum of 2g/hl or goes without. Finally, the ageing process lasts from 12 to 18 months, part of which is spent in barrels of 3 to 8 wines, and the other part in vats to keep a little more fruit and freshness. The whole will be blended afterwards.|