This fresh and crisp white wine carries all the energy of its young vines. Skilfully produced with pure respect for the fruit, Vertigo blanc offers a perfect symbiosis between white flesh fruit flavours and an all-natural freshness boosted by its schist soil. A bright, invigorating and cheerful white!
The story of Mas Amiel begins as in a film: in 1816, around a game table, the Bishop of Perpignan was opposed to a Ponts et Chaussées engineer, Raymond Etienne Amiel. The man of the Church, perhaps out of cash, ended up betting on one of his lands, then called the Domaine des Goudous. Luck is not on his side: his field changes hands and goes back to the engineer.
At the end of the 19th century, phylloxera arrived in France and decimated most of the French vineyards. Camille Gouzy, a wine merchant in Millas, found the solution by replanting American vines resistant to phylloxera. He joined forces with the son Amiel and the winegrowers of the Agly valley and offered to save their vines. He then built a cellar on Mas Amiel with about twenty casks representing a total capacity of 7,000 hectolitres. It marks a major expansion of Mas Amiel, making this estate a reference in Roussillon.
The estate was then taken over by the Dupuy family, who developed and produced a naturally sweet wine under the Mas Amiel brand. The family ensured the continuity of this expansion policy until 1997 when the last son Charles Dupuy died. When Olivier Decelle discovered Mas Amiel one day in October 1999 in the middle of the tramontane, it was love at first sight. He takes root in the estate, learns the basics of the profession on the job and produces dry wines, Côtes du Roussillon Villages, red and white, a first in Maury. Since then, it has become a model since the Maury Sec AOC is created in 2011 by the NAO. In 2011, a new appellation will finally appear to identify and promote dry wines as opposed to sweet wines in the MAURY sector.