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Domaine de la Mongestine

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A sincere vinification

Fully certified organic viticulture since 2014, Céline and Harry bought this 115-hectare estate in 2017. a total renovation of the cellar and buildings is underway in order to expr...

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Fully certified as organic since 2014, Celine and Harry purchased this 115-hectare estate in 2017.A total renovation of the winery and buildings is underway with a view to expressing the full potential of this terroir both from a winemaking and a tourism perspective. Silence is king at La Mongestine and the animals and flora live in harmony among the rows of healthy and vigorous vines. Most of the vintages are vinified without inputs.

Our story

For the record, Mongestine, the name of the hillside on which the estate is located in the commune of Artigues, comes from the word "Monge" meaning "monk" in Provençal and Occitan. The land has therefore been inhabited and worked for a long time, and yet the estate was entirely replanted in 2001, when its current form was founded, after having been virtually abandoned for 40 years. Bought back in January 2017 by Céline and Harry, it is enjoying a whole new lease of life with a young, forward-thinking team. A total renovation of the cellar and buildings is underway with a view to expressing the full potential of this terroir both from a winemaking and a tourist point of view. Silence reigns supreme at La Mongestine, where animals and plants live in harmony amid the rows of healthy, vigorous vines. Entirely organic since 2014, with natural winemaking methods and little or no sulfites, the vineyard covers a total area of 120 ha, including 30 ha of vines. Its location on foothill slopes has generated highly varied soils, clay-limestone on the lower slopes, very stony at the foot of the hill, with some sandy and gravelly areas. The diversity and quality of the grape varieties favors the complexity of our cuvées, whether for IGP or AOP Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence. Vinification is based on natural fermentations, with very few inputs, strict temperature control, and ageing ranging from barrels to concrete eggs, depending on the cuvée.

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To be a winegrower in Mongestine is to defend a territory and the values of sharing nature. The Monks understood this a long time ago, and the earth has kept the memory of these centuries of history: this is what we strive to express through our wines...

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