Eve Cartier – Mas de Gourgonnier, Les Beaux de Provence

Eve’s grandfather planted 45 ha of vines here, one of the most beautiful places on earth, in 1950. In 1975 he realised that he was not interested in farming any other way than organic,
hence the soils are alive and in beautiful shape.

Except wines he was also clever enough to care about another, very important ingredient in life: olive oil, so he plated 20 ha of olive trees as well. Today Eve Cartier runs this place together with her father, uncle and cousin.

Eve’s mainly in the cellar and office, and her father, uncle and cousin in the vineyards. She worked for some time in California before diving into the family business. Well back home she learnt all about making natural wines and has since she returned here in 2005 lowered the sulphites to a minimum and is also making one red wine always without sulphur.

The wines: so elegant and fresh at the same time with lots of layers and depth. The typical herbal thread that bring your mind to Provence is also very much present.

2021 Blanc Tradition

Soil: Argilo calcaire
Grape: 50% Rolle 40% Grenache Blanc 10% Roussanne
Appellation: IGP Alpilles
Age of Vines: Planted 1950-1995
Yields: 40 hl/ha

Vinification: Directly pressed and fermented in stainless steel. After fermentation the wine is removed from the heavy lees and aged in stainless steel for 5 months before bottling.


2019 Rouge Tradition

Soil: Argilo calcaire
Grape: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: AOC Les Beaux de Provence
Age of Vines: Planted 1950-1995
Yields: 40 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed and fermented with the skins for 8 days in concrete tanks, then pressed and continued fermentation followed by ageing for 15 months in concrete tanks before bottling.


2020 Cuvée Sans Soufre

Soil: Argilo calcaire
Grape: Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan
Appellation: AOC Les Beaux de Provence
Age of Vines: Planted 1950-1995
Yields: 40 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed and fermented with the skins for 8 days in concrete tanks, then pressed and continued fermentation followed by ageing for 15 months in concrete tanks before bottling.


2004, 2019 Reserve du Mas Rouge

Soil: Argilo calcaire
Grape: Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon      
Appellation: AOC Les Beaux de Provence         
Age of Vines: Planted 1950
Yields: 40 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed and fermented with the skins for 8 days in stainless steel, then pressed and continued fermentation followed by ageing for 12 months in old foudres before bottling.


2019 Clés du Paradis

Soil: Argilo calcaire
Grape: Grenache, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: AOC Les Beaux de Provence
Age of Vines: Planted in 1950
Yields: 35-40 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed and fermented with the skins for 12 days in stainless steel, then pressed and continued fermentation followed by ageing for 12 months in old demi-muids (600 l oak barrels) before bottling.