Region: Languedoc Roussillon
Type: White Wine
Grape: Rolle/Macabeo/Carignan Blanc/Chenin Blanc
Alain Carrère founded Domaine de Majas in 1992. Located in the French Catalanes Pyrenees, the vineyards are planted predominantly with Carignan on schist, volcanic stone and mountainous limestone. Tom Lubbe, of the famed Domaine Matassa, was hired to consult on the winemaking and convert the vineyards to organic farming. He eschewed the Côtes du Roussillon AOC designation, preferring to produce wines under the Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes classification in order to be able to produce wines the way he wanted without having to worry about conforming to the Côtes du Roussillon AOC regulations.
Grapes are pressed undergo spontaneous alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts. The wine is made without wood and aging takes place on fine lees in stainless steel tanks.
Fresh, aromatic and mineral-driven, with floral and fruity notes of peach and citrus.