Mas Jullien Terrasses du Larzac 'Autour de Jonquières' 2020

Mas Jullien Terrasses du Larzac 'Autour de Jonquières' 2020

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Growing up on his family’s Languedoc estate in the 1970s, Olivier Jullien was surrounded by farmers using questionable practices to deliver enormous yields of sub-standard fruit. While many of his own generation turned their back on farming, Olivier – aged just 19 – harnessed the unseen potential of the ancient clay and limestone terroirs on the rocky Terrasses du Larzac, 40km inland from the Mediterranean, to push for wines of the highest quality.

By pulling up plots to replant vegetation and restore the balance of the local ecosystem, Mas Jullien is an estate that has always showed maximum respect for the land. Utilising his detailed knowledge of local soils and a traditionalist approach to winemaking, Olivier crafts profound and long-lived reds from Carignan, Mourvèdre, and Syrah, as well as a little white from rare old parcels of Carignan Blanc and Chenin Blanc.

It is no exaggeration to say that, along with neighbouring luminaries Grange des Pères and Mas de Daumas Gassac, Mas Jullien has done more than any other estate to reimagine the Languedoc as a fine wine region.

That verticals of Mas Jullien are a mainstay on three-star wine lists across France is testament to how treasured these bottles are among sommeliers and those in the know.

Suave and spicy with ultra-fine tannins. Fresh and structured, with excellent cellaring potential, but so much vigour and drinkability now.

Wine Details

Type Red
Country France
Region Languedoc
Producer Mas Jullien
Vintage 2020
Grape Varieties Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan
Farming Organic, Biodynamic
Bottle Size 75.0cl