Winegrowers: Emilie and Brice Bolognini
Region: Rhône Valley
Town: Gallician (Gard)
Grape varieties Vineyard: Carignan (6 ha), Grenache (3 ha), Syrah (2.5 ha), Cinsault (1 ha) and 1.9 ha of white grapes: Grenache blanc, Roussanne, Vermentino and Viognier
Surface area Winery: 20 ha, of which almost 15 ha are in production or very recently planted
Certification: Organic since 2007
Production: 500 hl on average
The wines of Mas Mellet
Bruce Bolognini, a native of Algues-Vives, grandson of winemaker, has always been immersed in the world of wine. He obtained his agricultural diploma, followed by an internship and a first job in the Pic Saint Loup region, where he discovered reasoned agricultural practices.
Organic and biodynamic wines
With a desire to work organically and then biodynamically, it was necessary to reduce the production area by uprooting and restructuring the vines, replanting old grape varieties endemic to the area and white grape varieties that did not exist on the Winery. This replanting work will continue in 2021 and 2022.
Mas Mellet: Winery with respect for nature
In winter, the Winery gives way to sheep.
The principles of respect for the soil, the raw materials, the environment, reasonable yields (around 35hl/ha) and biodiversity have been in place for several years now and this work continues during the vinification in the cellar after the manual harvest in small boxes.
Indigenous yeasts, low inputs and only sulphites at bottling (30mg/l max of total S02). The wine is made as much as possible by gravity, without filtration or fining. The production is entirely worked with these principles and the 400 to 600 Hl per year are sold to a professional clientele, 50% of which is exported!
It is with great pleasure that we offer you some of the wines from their beautiful range.