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In this space you will find all the useful information about the Mas des Infermières, our team, and our wines - technical sheets, product photos, and all our downloadable communication supports.
Technical sheets & infos
Christophe was born into a family of winegrowers from Bordeaux and grew up amongst the vines before deciding to pursue his studies in winegrowing and winemaking. He began his career at Château Talbot in Medoc then chose to discover the sunny terroirs of south-eastern France and has never left! He spent several years at various estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Provence before joining the team of the Mas des Infermières. He brings his valuable experience to all the stages of production of our wines.
Fabien was bitten by the wine bug at an early age. Grandson of a winegrower from Bordeaux, he spent his youth near Sauternes. He then studied winegrowing and winemaking before becoming a cellar master in Entre-deux-Mers near Bordeaux then in Pessac-Léognan. After a productive decade in the Bordeaux region, he chose to settle in Provence and to join the team of the Mas des Infermières to make great wines.
Melanie de Rudder
Melanie is from Avignon and studied plant biology followed by a course at a business school. She has always loved the world of wine and chose to make it her profession by becoming Sales Manager in several wineries in the Rhone Valley. Today she is in charge of every aspect of the commercialisation of the wines of the Mas des Infermières all over the globe.
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Terroir & Winemaking
Our terroirs are situated in the northern sector of the Luberon near Oppède-le-Vieux with vines at an altitude of 200 meters. The northern face is the coolest part of the Luberon, which allows us to create very fresh and balanced wines. The soils are mainly composed of colluvial deposits or are clayey and sandy. We grow several of the region’s typical varietals: Syrah, Grenache and Carignan for the reds, as well as Clairette for the rosés, and Grenache Blanc, Rolle and Roussane for the white wines. The harvests are planned to attain perfect ripeness on each parcel and for each varietal, followed by the sorting, destemming and pneumatic pressing.
We have an extremely efficient production tool ensuring optimal handling of the grapes while preserving their freshness and typicality. Our temperature-controlled stainless steel and concrete vats, as well as the different cooling and winemaking systems, allow us to create wines with varying styles, always respecting the varietals and the terroir. We privilege long winemaking and maceration processes to obtain fine and smooth tannins, while preserving the maximum aromatic depth.
Aging is the ultimate phase of wine maturation, and so some cuvees are placed in barrels made of French oak, mostly 1/3 in new barrels, 1/3 in barrels that have already aged one wine and 1/3 in barrels that have aged two wines. Some of our old Carigans are aged for 12 months in new barrels which gives them unctuosity and complexity while conserving supple tannins.