Discover the biodynamic wines of Mas Des Agrunelles
Stéphanie met Frédéric in Montpellier in 1999 as they both study viticulture. She's from a family of wine producers and inherits the 1773 est. family domaine in 2004 in the Languedoc. Meanwhile, Frederic comes from hospitality, having been in charge of the wine selection at his sisters' restaurant for some years. He trains with organic and conscious producers, and acquires some vines the rather colder, harsher and rockier Terrasses du Larzac - in the neighbouring village to Stephanie's. Together, they decides to push further and experiment with biodynamic and natural winemaking.
They now own 25ha of vineyards, although they make the most of the individuality of each plot and climate rather than focusing on varietals. They farm organically all throughout the process, harvest manually and avoid any modifications, rectifications or any forms of standardisation in the cellar. The unique location provides much colder sites, which they turn at their advantage to produce precise, elegant wines that contrast with the riper, bolder styles of the Languedoc appellations (Pic St Loup, Minervois...).
La Valière is a beautifully crafted Viognier showing delicate notes of orange blossom, lemon peel, almond and fresh peach. The palate is complex, with balanced acidity, and an oily and looooong finish. Excellent with a honey roasted figs and goat cheese salad, a whole oven backed fish, or simply by the pool.
Nicot Blanc is a 50/50 blend of Grenache Blanc and Marsanne. Crisper, drier, with a little spice and white pepper on the finish, with lemon and lime. A vibrant and very satisfying white, at ease with a Fish & Chips, a Caesar salad, or a Thai take away.