|Type(s) of agriculture||Organic Farming|
|Activities||Tasting / Events / Walking path/visit of the garden / Sale of local products|
|Services||Pic nic area / Area child|
Halfway between Arles and Salon, an old 18th-century farmhouse cultivates the spirit of Nature. The Cartier family, the owner of Mas Gourgonnier, started to grow vines here more than half a century ago. With some success: their wines are among the benchmarks of the AOP Baux de Provence. They are organic, as most of the production of the Alpilles vineyards, and they are beautiful.
Le Mas du Gourgonnier offers a nature trail for a 40-minute hike through the vineyards. After the effort, comfort: fill your basket with organic products from the sale cellar: the domain’s olive oil (which still maintains 20 hectares of olive trees), Camargue rice, honey, canned vegetables, homemade Marseille soaps etc.
Le Mas du Gourgonnier recently created a new cuvee: red "without added sulphur." The idea came to Eve Cartier who, returning from an internship in California, suggested this novelty to her kin. The concept is to refrain sulphur - such effective antioxidant and antibacterial - once the grapes in the cellar. To take this challenge berries have to be harvested perfectly ripe, and a perfect hygiene must be ensured in the cellar. Finally, musts have to be preserved from oxygen by vinifying under inerting: a neutral gas then protects the juice. The result is quite attractive with a wine smelling of red fruit sauce laced with sweet spices. In the mouth, it doesn’t disappoint: very aromatic with notes of red fruit compote and spices, it seduces by its fine and well-rounded tannins.
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