1ères soifs (premières soifs) means ‘first thirsts’. This ‘vin de soif’ is 100% organic, made with grapes hand-harvested by the Bourrel family on their old-vine Carginan parcel, Les Flamands. Grown at altitude on the far western flank of the Agly Valley in Roussillon, the combination of warm days and cool nights give the wine its fresh, bright fruit and exuberant character, while its rocky schist soils lend depth and complexity.
Whole-cluster, semi-carbonic fermentation in INOX accentuate its vitality, resulting in a festive, convivial wine that always knows its place. Serve lightly chilled or at cellar temperature.
About Mas Peyre
Mas Peyre is a true family affair. After 20 years as a pillar of the local cooperative, the Bourrel family departed and founded the domaine in 2003. Claire manages the business and the shop, while Gerard tends the vineyards; sons Baptiste and César handle the winemaking and marketing, respectively. Based in the village of Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet, on the western flank of the upper Agly Valley, the Bourrels now farm nearly 37 hectares and celebrated their 10th anniversary by completing conversion to organic viticulture in 2013. Vineyards in Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet (black schist and marl) and further west in Prugnares (argile-calcaire) range from 350-400 meters in altitude, balancing warm days with cool nights, preserving the freshness and energy that is a hallmark of their wines. From these, the Bourrels produce a range of vivacious, organic table wines in addition to their Rancio sec and Maury. Full details
About RoussillonNow incorporated into the greater Languedoc-Roussillon region, Roussillon has always had a distinct identity, culturally and geographically. The region begins in the dark hills of the Pays Cathare to the north, where the French Midi and Aude department give way to the Pyrénées-Orientales. Mount Canigou and the eastern Pyrénées serve as sentinel to the west; the Mediterranean Sea to the east, with a small, fertile plain around capital Perpignan between them. Part of the Kingdom of Majorca until 1659, its people are Catalan, sharing a language—as well as culinary and wine traditions—with their brethren south across the Spanish border. Roussillon is the warmest and driest of all French wine regions, and the vine is one of few crops that can survive the heat and the Tramontana wind that rages across the landscape. Vineyards were planted by the Greeks as early as 500 BC, and were further developed by the Romans. Today, Roussillon is simultaneously one of France’s most traditional and dynamic wine regions, producing exciting white, rosé and red wines—including Collioure—while honoring the legacy of the Rancio Sec and the Vin Doux Naturels (Rivesaltes, Banyuls, Maury) which are its patrimony.