Mas Las Cabes
Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre
Côtes du Roussillon AOC, Roussillon, France
The black marl and friable schist soils of the Mas Las Cabes estate are farmed organically by the Gardiés family. The wine this careful cultivation yields is true to its origin with subtle liquorice and olive notes on the nose and a generously fruity and mildly tannic palate.
- Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre
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Mas Las Cabes is the name adopted by Domaine Gardiés to mark its conversion to Organic farming and their certification as “Vin Biologique”.
The vineyard is located near the village of Espira de l'Agly in the Roussillon region. A stone’s throw from the Pyrenees and the Spanish border, the vineyards of Mas Las Cabes are planted on soils composed of black marl and friable schist. This gives the wines a distinct mineral character.
The estate was purchased by the Gardiés family in 1990, and Jean Gardiés has been in charge of the operation ever since. Jean pays close attention to the unique aspects of his vineyard. He plants red grape varieties on south and east facing slopes and cultivates white varietals at higher altitudes on north facing slopes. In order to get the best expression of this region from his wines, Jean concentrates on Mediterranean grape varieties (Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault, Macabeu, Muscat and Vermentino).
Both the red and white Mas Las Cabes are structured, concentrated, yet elegant. They exhibit the best of what Roussillon wines can offer.
"A charming medium-bodied wine with generous, rounded, ripe red fruits and light tannins on the finish. You could drink this alongside most red and white meats, as well as most vegetarian dishes featuring beans and tomatoes."
"From an estate which has been family owned since the tail-end of the last century, this crunchy and vibrant mix of Syrah, Grenache, Carignan and Mourvèdre won’t disappoint. It’s energetic and vital, with lovely red fruits, surprising complexity and a highly attractive price tag."
The vineyard is located near the village of Espira de l'Agly in the Roussillon region. A stone’s throw from the Pyrenees and the Spanish border, the vineyards are planted on soils composed of black marl and friable schist.