Located in the heart of Occitania, on the thousand-year-old Gaillac vineyard, 22 hectares of vines, a belvedere with atypical architecture, and a small stream (the «riou» in Occitan) which borders the propriety.
While the grapes were delivered to a coop for 8 years, Ludovic had decided to vinified and bottled his own wine. Carole arrived to the estate just after the first harvest, and so entered directly this new adventure named “Mas del Riou”. Alchemy was obvious, passion shared, so by the very beginning of 2018 the estate is officially held by the duo. Two distinct characters, however two complementary personalities offering a natural harmony. Each devote his curiosity to the estate in order to keep making headway.
Soil – Age of the Vineyard
Alluvium and gravels
Destemming, pressing,fermentation and ageing in concrete vats
lovely notes of red fruits, well enveloped by elegant and weel-integrated tannins
Choose to stay traditional with a “pot au feu” or a roasted chicken, or be off the beaten track with a fig duck magret or a Gyudon (Japanese beef).