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MILLÉSIME 2014
16,5/20 - Jancis Robinson
MILLÉSIME 2012
16,5/20 - Jancis Robinson
15,5/20 - La Revue des Vin de France
"To make sulfur-free wines, good winery hygiene
throughout the winemaking process is essential.
François Lurton took up this challenge at Mas
Janeil, an estate he owns between Maury and
Estagel. To all sulfur-free wine fans and doubters of
nature wines, taste this one. Its juicy fruit flavours
will be loved by all!"
Sylvie Tonnaire & Anne Serres - Terres de Vins"

Nos vins de propriétés

Mas Janeil sans souffre rouge

In a commitment to innovation and respect for consumers, we produced a sulphur-free Côtes du Roussillon at the Mas Janeil winery in 2012. Far from a fundamentalist attitude or the "natural" wine movement, it is a pragmatic approach with the objective of making a more "living", more authentic wine, that is the best possible reflection of its terroir.
  • Variety

    Grenache noir 28,5% - Carignan 21,5% - Syrah 21,5% - Mourvèdre 28,5%

  • Location

    Our vines are located around the village of Maury, at the foot of a cliff dominated by the Chateau de Quéribus (Cathar castle) on soils mainly resulting from the erosion of the Corbières Massif.

  • Tasting notes

    The depth of the dark garnet colour with hints of purple suggests subtle aromatic power. The nose immediately offers a fanfare of red fruit (blackcurrants and blueberries) and cherry jam, underscored by floral notes. Very mature on the palate, with a fine balance between well-integrated tannins and freshness.
    Generous aromatic notes emphasize the wine's full-bodied character. The precision
    of the fruit and well-defined aromas linger in a voluptuous, harmonious finish.

  • The Vintage

    2016's climate has been very challenging for French vineyards. Thanks to the prevailing winds' direction, Roussillon was spared from both the spring frosts and storms that have hit the neighboring Languedoc region. The wind was very present, however, and while preventing vine diseases, it also delayed the wine year's works. Winter has been rather cold and marked by inferior-to-average sunlight exposure and rain (117mm). Spring itself was fresh, though offering significant sunshine and abundant rains (244mm). Finally, summer has been the same as in most of France, both very warm and dry. It has thus been necessary for us to pay particular attention to harvest dates and the grapes have had to be selected meticulously, for the subsequent high sugar levels might have hidden maturity insufficiencies. As a
    consequence, the harvest volumes have gone down 35% and demanded tremendous amounts of work. Yet, these peculiar conditions have allowed us to obtain a very healthy vintage that brought up a lot of enthusiasm among our cellar masters and oenologists, thanks to its complexity, richness and the potential it unveiled.

  • Suggestions

    Summer salads, cured sausages and cold meats, tapas, baby spring vegetable stew,
    duck skewers with pineapple sauce. Serve slightly cool at around 14/15°C.

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