Working in NYC at Berluti, a fabulous French men”s shoe company with a very rich history, and extremely nice shoes, allowed me to meet many amazing people. One of those people happened to be a wonderful woman whose parents have a vineyard in Perpignan called Mas Baux.
“Just a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean, mid-way between Perpignan and Canet resort, along the antic VIA DOMITIA, (oldest vineyard of the Mediterranean countries) the Baux estate spreads out over 20 hectares, 12 of which are planted with vines in full production. Cultivation methods : Working the soil : listening to nature Cultivation: the land is tended to year-round, with frequent ploughing, manual weeding, grape selection before harvest… Mastering low yields: production stands at 20 to 35 hectolitres per hectare, what amounts to less than a bottle per vine, a respectful handling of the vineyard, thus guaranteeing a natural product. The harvest: Manual harvesting follows a close watch of the maturing process so that the grapes are picked at their optimum stage for the particular vintage. The fruit is collected in small boxes to ensure careful handling.”
The wine is so delicious and so special, as are the people that make it. I could not have been more honored to be their guest, taste their gorgeous selection of wines, and dine in their home. It was an amazing afternoon. If you ever have the chance to drink one of their exquisite wines, I know you will love them as much as we do!