Surrounded by the two ranges of the Corbières, the Domaine du Mas de Lavail is located in the South of France, in the heart of the "Maury" Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée. The recently restored building has retained its traditional appearance and is set in a magnificent landscape: a true haven of greenery. Brother and sister, Nicolas and Sophie have taken over the estate from their parents. Respectful towards nature, they have chosen sustainable agriculture. One part of the estate has already been converted to organic farming, while the other is in the process of being converted.
Their vineyards cover 90 hectares. They grow 12 grape varieties and mainly Grenache, Syrah and Carignan. Under the imposing Cathar castle of Queribus, some of the vines grow on black schist soils. This is where the name "Maury" comes from, meaning "black earth". The estate offers dry wines, as well as natural sweet wines, a regional speciality. It produces over 150,000 bottles per year for a range of 2 white wines, 7 red wines, 1 rosé and natural sweet wines.
Mas de Lavail
Route départementale 117 - Km 4 - Route d'Estagel
Nicolas and Sophie Batlle celebrate their first organic harvest.
The natural sweet wine "Maury 1999" is elected favourite wine of the Guide Hachette.
The Batlle family acquires the Domaine du Mas de Lavail in Maury.