Established in 1960 in a place known as ‘Crès Ricards’ in the municipality of Ceyras (32 km from the coast), the estate sits at the foot of Mont-Baudile, in the foothills of the Larzacplateau and the Massif Central.
The free draining, mineral-rich soils full of pebbles carried down by the River Lergue offer exactly the same conditions as some of the famous Southern French grand cru appellations.
In 2010, Jean-Claude Mas acquired the 27 ha belonging to the Château, extending the estate to 42 ha in 2013. The well drained clay-limestone soils are composed of round pebbles, red soil and shale. Rich in micro-nutrients, the soils provide the vines with the best possible conditions for a slow ripening period, producing wines that have a wonderful balance both in structure and aroma. The vines are planted to a density of 5200 vines per hectare and yield 40 hl/ha. Hand harvesting allows very careful grape selection whilst partial carbonic maceration produces generous wines.
70% Syrah 30% Grenache
Colour : Deep ruby colour.
Nose : A complex bouquet of spices (pepper and cinnamon), tobacco, mocha and blackcurrant jam.
Mouth : A mouth full, velvety, roasted and fruity (black cherry joining the blackcurrant), with a very refreshing finish of liquorice.
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