The Bishop of Perpignan and civil engineer Raymond Etienne Amiel are gambling. The Bishop, perhaps short of money, decides to bet one of his properties, known as Domaine de Goudous. Luck isn’t on his side, his property changes hands, becoming the acquisition of the engineer. The property extends across 80 hectares, 10 of which are planted with vines.
AFTER PHYLLOXERA ,MAS AMIEL REPLANTS THE VINES IN PORTUGAL
Within 15 years the Phylloxera ravaged and destroyed France’s wine industry. Camille Gouzy, a winegrowing merchant from Millas joined forces with Amiel’s son and offered the inhabitants of the Valley of Agly the possibility of reconstituting their vines by adapting species of American vines. He built on MAS AMIEL a cellar of 20 barrels.
THE EXPANSION OF MAS AMIEL
MAS AMIEL is acquired by Charles Dupuy who decided to develop it until his death in 1916. His son Jean made fortified wines under MAS AMIEL brand. His son Charles , in turn, continued to develop this activity until his death in 1997
OLIVIER DECELLE JOINS MAS AMIEL ADVENTURE
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Olivier Decelle learns on the vineyard and produces great dry wines .
TERRES RARES range is a parcel selection, highlighting the tremendous capacity of MAS AMIEL of creating different wines and different stories.
CREATION DE L’AOC MAURY SEC
L’AOC MAURY SEC est enfin créée pour identifier et valoriser les vins secs par opposition aux vins doux. Car, si les vins doux connurent un succès grandissant dans les années 30 au point d’occulter toute autre production, le vignoble de Maury produit des vins secs depuis le moyen âge et s’est développé fortement au début du XIXe.
Dès 2011, avec la cuvée LÉGENDE, MAS AMIEL lance le premier vin sec de l’histoire en appellation MAURY SEC.