The Bishop of Perpignan and civil engineer Raymond Etienne Amiel are gambling. The Bishop, perhaps short of money, decides to bet one of his properties, known as Domaine de Goudous. Luck isn’t on his side, his property changes hands, becoming the acquisition of the engineer. The property extends across 80 hectares, 10 of which are planted with vines.
Within 15 years the Phylloxera ravaged and destroyed France’s wine industry. Camille Gouzy, a winegrowing merchant from Millas joined forces with Amiel’s son and offered the inhabitants of the Valley of Agly the possibility of reconstituting their vines by adapting species of American vines. He built on MAS AMIEL a cellar of 20 barrels.
MAS AMIEL is acquired by Charles Dupuy who decided to develop it until his death in 1916. His son Jean made fortified wines under MAS AMIEL brand. His son Charles , in turn, continued to develop this activity until his death in 1997.
Back then the Olivier Decelle learns on the vineyard and produces great dry wines . TERRES RARES range is a parcel selection, highlighting the tremendous capacity of MAS AMIEL of creating different wines and different stories.
Soils types very stony soil types over shale beds. Superficial soils at the bottom of slopes and halfway up, with bedrock only 60–80 cm below surface.
Manual in the last week of September and the second week of October. The bunches were sorted twice manually on a belt and vibrating table. The fruit was de-stemmed and slightly crushed. Potential alcohol content was 15 to 18 %. Made in temperature-controlled concrete vats and stainless steel vats. Alcoholic fermentation at 25° C. Halfway through, extra alcohol was added (mutage) directly onto the fruit and the whole was left to steep for 15 to 20 days.
The deep ruby robe matches the bouquet of red and black berries. More-ish on the palate, very elegant, moves to flavours of burlat cherry.
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Name Mas Amiel VDN AC Maury Country France Region AC Maury ABV% 16.5% Vintage 2014 Grape Variety 100% Grenache Noir Size 750ml Dietary Information No