Domain Les Maoù- Gordes, Departement of the Vaucluse – Luberon
Aurélie and Vincent Garreta
Installed in 2014, they started with 3,5 ha vineyards rented according to the contract of “tenant farmed land” in Gordes, between Luberon and Ventoux. Including old carignans, cinsauts and aubuns, these vines have been grown in organic methods for more than 20 years and are all grassed.
In the cellar the grapes macerate in whole clusters (carbonic maceration or stripped harvest or a combination of both) and the winemakers seek to obtain light and fresh wines that seem to correspond to this corner of vines, relatively cold.
They aim to obtain original and digestible wines and only the yeasts naturally present on grapes lead to fermentation.
Avoiding the use of violent and denaturing processes for wine. In these first two vintages, they only added a maximum of 1.5 g / hl of sulfites one month before bottling.
In 2016 they also started to rent 2ha of old grenache and caladocs on beautiful terraces facing Mont Ventoux.
As a former trained chemist Vincent is passionate about experiencing. He loves surprising wines, as he describes “je n’aime pas m’ennuyer, j’aime les vins fous” (I don’t like to get bored, i love wines with that little twist). Though the research of balance is not far and the wines produced by Aurélie and Vincent are already widely recognized.
Standing on the edge of the plateau of Vaucluse, Gordes (Population : 2.500 h.) is listed as one of the most beautiful village of France.
Its houses of white and gray stone rise up in a spiral around the rock where the village is set. At the very top is the church and the castle which face out onto the hills of the Luberon.
To not around Gordes: the fabulous Abbey of Senanque hidden in the green valley. Cistercian monks still live there producing honey, lavender essence, and liqueurs. The whole twelfth century ediface is open for visits.
38 km. east of Avignon. Take route N100 towards Apt then D2 northeas