France Guide

Domaine du Mas de Rey

Written by Piero Pardini


The Domaine du Mas de Rey dates back to the 12th century, when the Templar Order settled there and erected a Temple.
The domain became a winegrowing land in 1873.
In 2012, Didier and Cathy took over the Domaine, carrying out major renovations and restorations, using traditional Provençal methods.
In 2017, his daughter Marion, at just 22, joined the company. After studying oenology today, Marion works with the aim of creating quality wines.
The 110 hectares of vineyards, divided into two main terroirs, are located in the Camarguaise region. The company has also unearthed plots on the Crau plateau, where Chardonnay and Syrah are perfectly rooted.
The vineyard has more than fifteen different grape varieties. The oldest vines are about thirty years old, while others are recently planted. The company cultivates rare and local vines such as Chasan, Caladoc and Marselan. The oldest Marselan in the world was planted in front of the Domaine.
The cellar works the soil with mechanical processes to avoid the use of chemical products. Still with the same goal, he opted for temporary sowing and permanent grassing of the plots. This method aims to stimulate the microbial life of the soil, which is essential for the good health of the vines.
In the heart of Provence, the winery mainly produces rosé. The grapes are cooled immediately after harvesting, quickly pressed to preserve their beautiful light colour. The juices are sent to inert tanks. Rosé wines are vinified at a very low temperature to preserve all their aromas.
The Domaine du Mas de Rey has been in conversion to organic farming since 2020.

Labels reviewed
The Spirit Blanc 2021
The Spirit Red 2020
The Spirit Rosè 2021

Domaine du Mas de Rey
Ancienne Rte de St Gilles
13200 Arles – FRANCE
Phone: +33 4 90 96 11 84

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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