Le Mazelet is a small vineyard nestled in the foothills of the Cévennes (Piémont Cévenol), in the department of the Gard in the Languedoc, west of the Rhône Valley, surrounded by olive groves and pretty medieval villages. We are less than an hour from the centres of Nimes and Montpellier. http://www.piemont-cevenol-tourisme.com/territoire/sauve, http://www.pontdugard.fr/en
The venture is a collaboration between Kim Nasmyth and Ronald van Breemen, who share a passion for making wine naturally. No pesticides or herbicides are used and sulphur is kept to a minimum. The grapes, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Cabernet Sauvignon, are grown on clay and limestone soils that give structure and fullness to the wines. They are selected and hand-picked in the vineyard. The wine is made in Le Mazelet cellars and the bottling is done on site.
The vineyard is ideally situated at an altitude of 190m, protected from the strong northern Mistral winds, with bright sunny days and cool nights towards the end of the season.