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DOMAINE DES MASQUES


 

 

 

From the small town of Saint-Antonin on Bayon, the area overlooking the region of Aix-en-Provence.
 
It spreads over 550 m of altitude on the plateau Cengle dominated by the Sainte-Victoire Mountain, the famous landmark of the region.
 
The vines are grown in south side, in the middle of this magical place classified "Grand European site" territory and "Natura 2000".
 
 
HISTORY
 
The first traces of olive groves back to Gallo-Roman times.
 
The Templars build on the platform one of the first commanderies the order of Provence, they will carry the wettest land greatly increasing the acreage. Historically, many shrubs, trees and herbs grow on the highlands where several generations of healers, herbalists or witch (Masco in Provençal), lived and practiced their activities.
 
 
The domain name was thus born!
 
1992: The first four acres of Chardonnay are planted.
 
2000: We are increasing the surface Chardonnay. Part of the production is devoted to wines fresh and light, a second to wines. The first hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are also emerging. The field begins to make itself known and harvesting its first medal: Gold Vinalies International.
 
 
2003: Carl and Sophie Mestdagh become owners of the domain. Rewards tributary Vinalies Guide Hachette and we accredits Helping Heart for our rosé.
 
2005 - 2007: The owners will continue with the diversification of varieties on the field. Few hectares of Grenache and Viognier are planted while the more traditional varieties are gaining ground as well as olive and truffle oaks.
 
 
2008 - 2011: Major construction and rehabilitation of cellars, basements and living spaces are undertaken.
 
The team would open the area to the world and make him cross the borders of the region.
 
PHILOSOPHY
 
The gray of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire mingled with the red marl, contrasts with the green of the vineyards and olive groves brilliant.
 
The chemistry between the plantations (olive trees, vineyards, lavender), the garrigue, respect for nature, the equilibrium structures, confirms our commitment to maintain a natural and unique respecting cultural traditions of Provence.
 
 
Thus our groves, our truffle oaks, our fields of aromatic plants are in conversion to organic agriculture.
 
The vineyard is managed on him for over ten years in farming. No herbicides or insecticides are used. Treatments against parasites mildew and powdery mildew are mainly prepared from sulfur and Bordeaux mixture as farming. Similarly fertilizers are fertilizers Certified Organic.
 
However we allow the possibility of spraying synthetic products insofar as pest pressure is too high and not to put our harvest at risk.