Le Mas de Gourgonnier
Built during the middle of the 18th century, Le Mas du Gourgonnier is an old farm attached to the Abbey of Pierreton owned by the Cartier family, where the neccessities of the monks were produced. The vines were planted during the 1950’s by Nicolas Cartier, later joined by his children Luc and Frédéric and recently by Luc’s daughter, Eve.
The 90 acres of hillside vineyard and 40 acres of olive trees have never met with chemistry and follow the strict organic rules of ‘Nature et Progrès’ since 1975.
In 1995 the Appellation ‘Baux de Provence’ has been created for the reds and the rosés. The clay limestone terroir, so caracteristic of the south slopes of the Alpilles has all the qualities required to generate great red wines. The domaine produces elegant aromatic wines from an ‘assemblage’ of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Mourvèdre and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The vinifications could not be softer and more natural, the wines are never too concentrated nor marked by wood and boast freshness and elegance.