Castle Massamier The Mignarde is a vineyard of 70 hectares at the foot of the Black Mountain, in the heart of the old Viscount of Minerva, that is to say, the historical Minervois, and in raw Minervois La Livinière.
The owners, Mr. and Mrs. Jacques Venes, cinemas for generations in the Minervois you will discover this beautiful story of The Castle Massamier Mignarde. Passionate about wine, they devote themselves entirely to the ongoing search for quality.
In Roman times, a legionnaire named Maximus moved to the location of the field to which he gave the name of Maximiana, became Massamier today. His story is essentially linked to the Minervois since the first written mentions that the Pagus Menerbensis (Minervois) date 836 and reports a dispute about territory delimitations of Maximiana.
Castle Massamier The Mignarde has a well grouped plot does not exclude a variety of exhibitions, soils and landforms: mounds or mourels on calcareous sandstone dating from the beginning of the Tertiary period; these shallow soils and poor are occupied by Mediterranean varietals: Grenache and Cinsault. Then the old terraces coarse alluvium, backed Black Mountain, who support the most demanding grape varieties such as Syrah, Mourvèdre and Carignan.
All floors of the Castle Massamier The Mignarde constituent areas classified as AOC Minervois and AOC Minervois La Livinière. Other clay-limestone plots are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan; they are the Coteaux de Peyriac Vins de Pays.
The Domus Maximus vintages and Campus Domini are the most reputable.