Domaine Gourt de Mautens

Jérôme Bressy.
Route de Cairanne 84110 Rasteau
Tel. +33
490 461 945
Direct sale: Only by appointment.

Jérôme Bressy experienced both his father and his grandfather growing vines. None of them bottled the wine. He tells, that he eight years old was allowed from discarted grapes to make "his own wine". Maybe many who has grown up in farmer families can tell a similar story with another subject than wine. Maybe this story is not the reason why the boy became a wine grower but he did! Jérôme started making wine in his father's farm (1996 and 1997), and then decided to build his own winery and cellar (1998)
The vineyards of the domain cover 13 ha and the production is only about 25.000 bottles. The fields are certifed agriculture biologique and since 2007 also agriculture biodynamique.

Bressy is blessed with very old vines - up to 90 years old. When considering his ideals of wine makers (Henri Bonneau and Jacques Reynaud) and the low yield he usually practice (12-15 hl/ha). Until 2010 he made only one cuvée of red Rasteau and also a Rasteau Blanc. Then Rasteau became a CRU, and certain rules has to be followed and as Jérôme Bressy want to experiment with old grape varieties he has decided to call his wines IGP Vaucluse.

Wines (some years ago)

IGP Vaucluse Rouge
2010: Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre, Syrah, Vaccarese, Terret Noir and Counoise. 10-15 hl./ha. Fermented without destemming in truncated wood tank and the matures 2-3 years in cement tank, barriques or demi-muids.

IGP Vaucluse Rosé
2011: Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre, Counoise. 10-15 hl./ha.

IGP Vaucluse Blanc
2011: Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Bourboulenc, Clairette Blanch, Picardan, Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier, Picpoul Blanc, Pinot Gris. 10-15 hl./ha.
Aged in demi-muids or inox for 10-18 months

Statement of Bressy a few years ago
I’m willing to make the best possible wine and to equal the great wine makers. To do so, I’m always trying new things and I am always questioning myself. I’m not one to make the same wine year after year, there must be an evolution and sometime even a revolution! That’s why one could be surprised tasting the difference between two vintage years of Gourt de Mautens. Nothing’s for granted on the path to perfection, I keep on learning and expressing new things.
Each year I try to make the best of what the vine has to offer. But it all depends on nature, on the earth, the weather, and I try to feel that and do the best out from that osmosis."

Jérôme Bressy. Photo: Jens Hork.

Générateur biodynamique

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Update 20-03-2021