Les Galets Rouge - IGP Pays d' Oc
In organic conversion.
The Estate MAS PAGÈS was created in 2018 by Pierre Pagès, son of Gilles and Sylvie Pagès from Mas de Figuier.
Fith generation of winemakers in the terroir of the Pic Saint Loup (Languedoc, Occitania), Pierre was born in the wine
world, so wine is his daily life and his passion.
When the opportunity to buy 12 hectares of vines around his native village Vacquières came up, Pierre Pagès established his own domain, as a young vigneron. Very attached to his native country of the Pic St Loup and Eco-responsible, Pierre Pagès obviously decided to work his vineyard and to elaborate wines in accordance to the Organic Agriculture charts.
MAS PAGÈS Estate is in organic conversion, initiated as of its creation in 2018.
Matching with an Environmental friendly approach, and respecting Biodiversity.
According to the style and the know-how inherited from the Pagès Family, the young winemaker-winegrower makes
“signature” wines fine and elegant, fruity and fresh , well-balanced, with a nice aromatic complexity.
Thanks to the altitude of the area of the peak, and the temperature difference between days and nights, the grapes reach a beautiful maturity, and the cold nights bring freshness to the wines.
The soils composed of limestone and clay , or made of rounded pebbles bring to each cuvée a nice acidity balanced by a pleasant fruitness.
Pic Saint Loup.
Probably the most distinctive terroirs within the Languedoc, Pic Saint Loup is located at the foothills of the dramatic Cevennes mountains, 30km North of Montpellier the capital of Languedoc.
On this rather small appellation, a wide variety of soils can be found, often within a single property, adding to the complexity of the wines: Limestone, dolomites, black marl, sandstone and alluvial deposits.
It is also the climate that contributes to the typicality of the wines. Thermal amplitudes are marked, especially in summer when the days are hot and the nights cool. The relatively high rainfall in the region also promotes a good water level and limits water stress. Finally, wind (the Mistral and Tramontane) contributes to the protection of the vineyard against diseases related to air humidity (powdery mildew, grey mold).
The range of different microclimates makes it possible to ripen the heat-loving and powerful Mourvèdre grape in one vineyard area while using the cooler sites to produce elegant Syrah.
Their profile is generally derived from Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre and sometimes Cinsault or Carignan fruit.
Depending on the style, Pic-Saint-Loup wines can display either a cassis and spice nose, or riper fruits and earthy complexity. The wines are full-bodied but well balanced.