The Vineyard

The vineyard

kaboompics.com_Raspberry-young-leaves-1240x698The vineyard Château Massamier La Mignarder is located at the foot of the Montagne Noire. It extends from an altitude of 70 metres to 370 metres, and the Montagne Noire is 1200 meters high, so we have beautiful thermal amplitudes between day and night and beautiful freshness in wines.

The Château has well grouped plots not excluding a variety of expositions, terroirs and reliefs.

Knolls or mourels on chalky sandstone

They date from the beginning of the tertiary period. These superficial and poor soils are occupied by Mediterranean varietals like Cinsault and Grenache.

Old coarse alluvial terraces

They are backed by the Montagne Noire and are favourable to the most demanding varietals such as Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan.

All of these soils constitute the areas classified as AOP Minervois and AOP Minervois La Livinière.
The other type of clay-limestone plots are planted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan, they constitute the appellation IGP Coteaux de Peyriac.

Château Massamier La Mignarde is focusing on work of the quality, it is inspiring by ancient savoir-faire while considering what modernity can bring to the wine. Thus the wine-growing machinery is privileged in order to remove weed killers. The treatments are reduced to an absolute minimum with reduced doses.

The wine estate is working on a project for the rehabilitation of the forgotten grape varieties: black Aubun, Trepat, Grand Noir of la Calmette, Rivairenc, Picpoul Noir, etc.

We attach great importance to harvest on the best date

KnowHow-headerWe attach great importance to harvest on the best date: either before or after to have the best balance between alcohol, acidity and tannins; the harvest is dictated by a tasting of the berries: if the grapes are ripe with fine and ripe tannins, and it is confirmed by laboratory analysis, then we can pick them.