Didier and Margeaux Théophile, the owners, have realised one of their wildest dreams: to build their own wine estate in the Luberon, with the help of Michel Tardieu (consultant oenologist). This old farmhouse, dating from the Vaudoise period, seduced the couple at first sight.
The old vines on the estate were all pulled out. This was followed by a long period of rest for the soil, allowing for the renewal of biodiversity.
It was also at this time that the organic certification was requested.
The owners decided to surround themselves with professionals from the region, in particular Aurélien Le Tellier (winemaker).
After thorough soil analyses, allowing the choice of the location of each grape variety, eight and a half hectares of vines were planted.
The wines are anchored in their terroir and respect each vintage.
That same year, the construction of the gravity-fed winery began.
The estate currently consists of twelve hectares of vines, certified organic. Situated 300 metres above the sea, the six red and four white grape varieties are carefully cultivated.
The grapes are harvested exclusively by hand, starting at 4am with a headlamp.
The production is made up of nine cuvées, all of which are AOP Luberon: four red, three white and two rosé.
You will find different types of grapes on our land, mostly from the Mediterranean area.
Typical of the great wines of the Rhone Valley, it is said to originate in France. The wines produced are recognisable by their dark, intense colour and their spicy aromas of black fruit and violet.
The wines produced with this variety are, for the most part, wines with good ageing potential.
It is considered the original strain of Syrah. Born in the Northern Rhône Valley, it produces spicy red wines with crisp, kirschy black cherry aromas. This variety is a late bloomer, resistant to drought and many diseases.
Of southern origin, particularly from Provence, Cinsault thrives in the hot climates and arid soils of southern France. It is used to produce lively rosé wines and light, pale red wines. It makes very easy drinking wines in general.
Of Spanish origin, this late variety needs a lot of sunshine to ripen. It generally adds tannin, structure and smoothness to wines produced as a blend or single variety.
Originally from Spain, it is planted all along the Mediterranean coast, including in the southern Rhône Valley. It gives wines of intense colour, full-bodied, and brings to blends a beautiful tannic structure. This late grape variety does not fear drought.
Of Spanish origin, it is the second most cultivated grape variety in the world. It was very quickly used by a majority of winegrowers in the south of France. It brings colour, power and fruit to red wines and roundness and aromatics to rosé wines.
Out of love for the land and the vines, and with a sense of respect for the terroir, these happy owners have taken the bull by the horns to build a place that reflects their image: authentic and welcoming.
Born in Provence and deeply attached to his roots, this young winemaker shares the love of the terroir of the owners. Rooted in the Luberon, his greatest dream is to see his vines and his family grow in his native land.
Day or night, rain or shine, this hard worker takes care of our vines. He is present at every stage of the making of our wines, and never fails to put his hands to work (or in the earth) to assist in the production of our fine vintages.
In contact with international clients and always smiling, this new graduate knows all the attention and love that the wines of the domain enjoy. She speaks with as much passion as precision about these vintages of which everyone at MasLauris is so proud.
Attentive to customers, both professional and private, Laurie is our latest recruit.
At the cellar, on delivery or on the phone, she will introduce you to the wines with great passion and will be delighted to share her good mood with you.
Sensitive to the importance of a warm welcome, this jovial dog is the first to greet our guests. Responsible for ensuring the happiness of visitors and the team, he takes his job very seriously.