Domaine du Mas Bleu
Gignac-la-Nerthe

AOP Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence | IGP Méditérranée

Enotourism

Type(s) of agriculture Responsible farming
Activities Educational activities/discovery / Tasting / Events / Visit the field/the cellar
Services Camper van area / Pic nic area / Guest room

Presentation

It is a big house with blue shutters, surrounded by vineyards: no doubt, you are at the heart of Provence! A domain can hide another. The Rougon family runs two very different lands, one in Gignac-la-Nerthe, near Aix-en-Provence, and one in Velaux, in the hinterland. They give Le Mas Bleu and Le Val des Vignes, two quality cuvees with strong temperaments.

Extra

The Rougon family welcomes you in Velaux, a charming village on the outskirts of Aix, in the guesthouse it fitted in Val des Vignes. Renovated in a contemporary style while respecting the charm of the old, the old 19th-century farmhouse houses three bedrooms, including the Syrah suite, which is spacious (50m2), bright and elegant.

Original and unusual

Didier and Marie-Claire perpetuate a tradition rooted in the family for several generations: that of distillers. They still use the family still to produce brandy: the famous marc de Provence. White or amber (after age ten to twelve years in barrel), it enriches a range of nectars which in addition to wines includes cooked wines (Didier and Marie-Claire were among the few winemakers who have revived this local custom a few years ago), thyme liquor (Farigoule as say the Southerners) and two olive oils: one sweet PDO Aix-en-Provence and a more ardent huile de France.

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