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Languedoc, France

Proprietor:  Mylène Bru
Year of Establishment: 2008
Size of Estate: 5 hectares
Av. bottles/annum: 13,000

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Importer:  Living Wines - wine@livingwines.com.au


Mylène runs a small biodynamic 5 hectare vineyard in the mountains behind the Mediterranean port of Sete in the commune of Saint-Pargoire. Here she grows Grenache, Syrah, Carignan and Cinsault with small amounts of a very rare grape from the Rhone called Aubun as well as Marselan and Tempranillo. She also has a plot of 50 year old Chasselas which is very unusual for the Languedoc.

 

The wind can be quite strong here so the vines are kept close to the ground and many are left as ‘bush’ vines without any supporting wires.  

 

These are all very expressive wines in which you can literally taste the ‘garrigue’, the local name for the herbs that dominate the vineyard.

Mylène never filters or fines her wines and she adds only minimal amounts of sulphur and sometimes none.


 

VINES

Terrasses 1 & 2 (Carignan & Cinsault), Syrah de la Terrasse, (parcelles in the same vineyard)

Size
0.5 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Limestone, clay and limestone, ancient sea with debris of shellfish and marine sediment
Varieties planted
Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault co-planted in Terrases 1 and 2, Syrah in Syrah de Terrasse
Training system
Goblet Mediterranean and Cordon de Royat adapted to the garrigue
Fertilizer
None
Pest control
Copper (rarely) and sulphur (Targeted)
Weed control
Ploughing by horse and weeding by hand
When was it converted to natural farming
2008

 

Grenache qui Penche

Size
0.75 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Limestone, clay and limestone, ancient sea with debris of shellfish and marine sediment
Varieties planted
Grenache
Training system
Goblet Mediterranean
Fertilizer
None
Pest control
Copper (rarely) and sulphur (Targeted)
Weed control
Ploughing by horse and weeding by hand
When was it converted to natural farming
2008

Carignan et Tempranillo du Petit Bois (3 little terraces)

Size
1 hectare
% of your production
TBA
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Limestone, clay and limestone, ancient sea with debris of shellfish and marine sediment
Varieties planted
Carignan (50 ares) and Tempranillo (40 ares)
Training system
Goblet Mediterranean
Fertilizer
None
Pest control
Copper (rarely) and sulphur (Targeted)
Weed control
Ploughing by horse and weeding by hand
When was it converted to natural farming
2008

 

Chasselas

Size
0.50 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Limestone, clay and limestone, ancient sea with debris of shellfish and marine sediment
Varieties planted
Chasselas
Training system
Goblet Mediterranean
Fertilizer
None
Pest control
Copper (rarely) and sulphur (Targeted)
Weed control
Ploughing by horse and weeding by hand
When was it converted to natural farming
2008

 

Syrah de Triangle

Size
0.40 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Limestone, clay and limestone, ancient sea with debris of shellfish and marine sediment
Varieties planted
Syrah
Training system
Cordon de Royat adapted to the garrigue
Fertilizer
None
Pest control
Copper (rarely) and sulphur (Targeted)
Weed control
Ploughing by horse and weeding by hand
When was it converted to natural farming
2008

 

Syrah du Mazet

Size
0.40 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Limestone, clay and limestone, ancient sea with debris of shellfish and marine sediment
Varieties planted
Syrah
Training system
Cordon de Royat adapted to the garrigue
Fertilizer
None
Pest control
Copper (rarely) and sulphur (Targeted)
Weed control
Ploughing by horse and weeding by hand
When was it converted to natural farming
2008

 

Carignan de la Côte

Size
0.40 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Limestone, clay and limestone, ancient sea with debris of shellfish and marine sediment
Varieties planted
Carignan
Training system
Goblet Mediterranean
Fertilizer
None
Pest control
Copper (rarely) and sulphur (Targeted)
Weed control
Ploughing by horse and weeding by hand
When was it converted to natural farming
2008

 

Carignan de la Riviere

Size
0.25 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Limestone, clay and limestone, ancient sea with debris of shellfish and marine sediment
Varieties planted
Carignan
Training system
Goblet Mediterranean
Fertilizer
None
Pest control
Copper (rarely) and sulphur (Targeted)
Weed control
Ploughing by horse and weeding by hand
When was it converted to natural farming
2008

 

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Maselean

Size
0.5 hectares
% of your production
TBA
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Limestone, clay and limestone, ancient sea with debris of shellfish and marine sediment
Varieties planted
Marselan
Training system

Cordon de Royat adapted to the garrigue

Fertilizer
None
Pest control
Copper (rarely) and sulphur (Targeted)
Weed control
Ploughing by horse and weeding by hand
When was it converted to natural farming
2008
 
 

Wines

Vin de France Lady Chasselas

2014
Variety
Chasselas
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Chasselas
Days of skin contact
0 days (direct press)
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
A mix of stainless steel, steel or fibreglass until spring the following year
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
19 mg/L

Vin de France Rita

2013
Variety/ies
Carignan
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Carignan du Petit Bois
Days of skin contact
Maceration of entire grapes for 15-20 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
8 months in a mix of stainless steel, steel or fibreglass
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
15 mg/L

Vin de France Violet de Mars

2014
Variety/ies
Grenache
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Grenache Qui Pense
Days of skin contact
Maceration of entire grapes for 15 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
A mix of stainless steel, steel or fibreglass until spring the following year
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
13 mg/L

Coteaux du Languedoc Far-Ouest

2013
Variety/ies
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsaut, Carignan
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Assemblage of 14 parcels mainly from Terrasses 1 & 2, Syrah de la Terrasse, Carignan du Petit Bois
Days of skin contact
Maceration of entire grapes, de-stemmed for certain varieties. 15 days - 3 weeks depending on the variety
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
8 months in a mix of stainless steel, steel or fibreglass and approximately 3 months in bottle
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
15 mg/L

Vin de France 20/13

2013
Variety
Marselan
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Marselan
Days of skin contact
Destemmed and macerated for 10 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
8 months in a mix of stainless steel, steel or fibreglass
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
11 mg/L

Vin de France Bordigue

2012
Variety
Grenache
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Grenache Qui Penche
Days of skin contact
Maceration of entire grapes for approximately 12 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
1.5 years in a mix of stainless steel, steel or fibreglass
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
12 mg/L

Vin de France Monts et Mervilles

2012
Variety
Syrah
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Syrah du Triangle
Days of skin contact
Maceration of entire grapes for 12-15 days
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
8 months in a mix of stainless steel, steel or fibreglass, bottled uniquely in magnums
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
12 mg/L