About the wine
Traditional vinification with direct pneumatic pressing and cold settling. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures and prevention of malolactic fermentation, in order to help retain edge and acidity. Aged in concrete tanks prior to bottling.
About the producer
Cyril Marès runs this imposing 75 hectares estate from the charming 17th and 19th century Provençal farmhouse (Mas) at the heart of the property near Bellegarde in the Costières de Nîmes. Just north of the Camargue, much of the terrain is covered by the ‘galets roulés’ stones that are so symbolic of certain terroirs of Châteauneuf du Pape.
The red clay and limestone soils (topped with galets roulés) provide a perfect environment for the vines. The galets insulate and protect the vines from temperature extremes. Most of Mas Carlot’s production is dedicated to red varieties, including Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. For the white varieties, Cyril chose to focus on Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier. Most of the vineyards lie at 70 metres above sea level and face southeast. Through thoughtful pruning, Cyril reduces yields to an average of 45 hectolitres per hectare, one-third of the maximum permitted by the appellation.
The result is a range of exceptional white wines that complement perfectly the classic reds. Modern technology ensures the production of hugely enjoyable wines at everyday prices. Maintaining the freshness of the grapes is of paramount importance. The estate is certified organic since the 2020 vintage.