Between the mountains and the sea, Roussillon forms a vast amphitheatre where the slopes and terraces offer remarkable exposure to the vine, with clay-limestone and/or schist soils perfectly suited to the expression of southern grape varieties such as Grenache or Carignan. Maury to the north and Banyuls to the south are vineyards that are particularly representative of the character of the Roussillon terroir that the young Mas Guallar is committed to highlighting.
Of Chilean origin, Camila Opazo arrived in France in 2007. Her approach to wine was based on training (notably a Master's degree in sparkling wine in Tarragona, Spain) and various internships (in France, Chile, Spain and New Zealand), which led her to discover organic and biodynamic viticulture. With her strong convictions on the need to strengthen the life of the soil in order to promote the health of the vine and the expression of the terroir, she chose to settle in Tautavel in the Roussillon region in 2019. Her Mas Guallar comprises two plots of vines, one in the Maury area (1.7 ha) and the other in the Banyuls area (3.3 ha), a total of 5 ha of plots close to the garrigue, worked according to biodynamic practices and isolated from other vines in order to be preserved from any undesirable treatments. The first vintage of Camila Opazo reveals qualities of fruit, expressiveness and balance that are more than promising.
Grenache, Carignan |
0,75 L |
Vin de France |
Old Grenache vines (+ 15% Carignan) on the D'en Paillol hill in Maury, on clay-limestone and black schist soil, vinification partly in whole bunches in half-muid and stainless steel vats, aged in half-muid and barrels.