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Mas Amiel

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MAS AMIEL
THE STRENGTH OF SCHIST TERROIR
150 Hectares = 130 Parcelles

MAS AMIEL‘s property represents a considerable historic heritage, 130 parcels boasting great diversity in terms of terroirs and landscapes. The Sainte Eugenie parcel dates back to
1900, whereas the Cabirou parcel was planted in 1949… Grenache and LLadoner Pelut on granite, Carignan on calcium-rich schist. MAS AMIEL, which is recognized worldwide for its
sweet fortified wines, is proud to present parcels or blended cuvees under Maury Sec and Côtes du Roussillon AOC, distinguished by the most renamed Wine Tasters.
Organic, and Biodynamic.

MAS AMIEL obtained organic certification in 2017 for its vineyard, representing a surface area of 150 ha. As a result, chemical treatments are prohibited at the estate. MAS AMIEL
has continued on its present course and has undertaken its official conversion to biodynamic (certified in 2020).
Why biodynamics ?
This approach ensures the good condition of the soil and plants, thereby providing perfectly healthy grapes. Based upon a profound comprehension of the laws of the living world, it is the only way to maintain the expression of each wine’s terroir of origin. How does it do so? Home-made biodynamic preparations are scattered on the ground or on the vines, depending upon the lunar and planetary cycles, in view of promoting vegetative growth.

The Fortified Wines, MAS AMIEL Heritage.
Made from Grenache noir, the MAS AMIEL oxidised wine is fortified (by adding alcohol to stop its fermentation) and then macerated for 10 to 30 days. After this period, the wine is stored outside in glass demi-johns (in a park including 1000 60-litre containers). As a result they are subjected to ultra violet rays and dramatic changes in temperature. This produces
rancio notes and orange tints with acajou highlights. For 10, 15 or 20 years they are aged in big de 350 HL wooden vats, made from century-old oak.

  • Appellation: Maury Sec, Cotes du Roussillon Village, IGP Cotes Catalanes, Muscat, Maury Grenat
  • Owner: Famille Decelle
  • Winemaker: Nicolas Raffy
  • Varieties Grown: Grenache noir, Carignan, Syrah, Lladoner Pelut, Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc, Macabeu, Vermentino, Roussane, Marsanne, Muscat Petit Grain, Muscat d'Alexandrie
  • Age of Vines: 150 Hectares
  • Altitude: Between 150 and 430 meters // Different type of Calcoschiste (young and old, mixed with granit or clay)
  • Farming Methods: Organic and Biodynamic certified

Wines

Red Rose White Sparkling Sweet Fortified Spirits Cider