Domaine des Maels - Argens-Minervois
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A.O.P. Minervois
Domaine des Maels

Domaine des Maels - Argens-Minervois

Domaine des Maels - Argens-Minervois


Domaine des Maels - Argens-Minervois

Domaine des Maels - Argens-Minervois

Domaine des Maels - Argens-Minervois
Domaine des Maels - Argens-Minervois

Three families, three regions:
- Morgane and Frédéric are oenologists in Alsace. - Morgane's parents, Martine and Marcel are pastry chefs in Brittany.
- Frédéric, Arlette and Jean-Marie's work in the Côte d'Azur.
Under these circumstances it is difficult to eat together on Sundays ...
After twenty years of chocolate éclairs and buns, Martine and Marcel decide to enjoy their daughter Elisa. So they decide to make their dream come true, to become a winegrower. To meet all ... towards the south of France.
Domaine des Maels - Argens-Minervois
We had one or two requirements to find the ideal domain:
- having beautiful vines, well maintained and an operational cellar
- being in the sun
- have a nice living environment
- participate in the life of a village
- stand at a crossroads
- an estate on a human scale between 10 and 15 hectares.
Red Wine = Red Wine White Wine = White Wine Rosé = Rosé Organic Wine = Organic Wine
 
  Our first investigations started in October 2001. We visited about twenty estates, including one in Argens Minervois. This first visit took place in the pouring rain which was not very attractive ... but there was something else that did not leave us indifferent. We visited the same estate again in February 2002. The winery shows us well-maintained vineyards and a cellar on the edge of the Canal du Midi. The visit ends with Le Clos du Pech Laurié under a setting sun. "A miracle, the icing on the cake, we fell in love, we could already see ourselves".
Domaine des Maels - Argens-Minervois
From there everything goes very quickly. The whole family is moving. We arrive in May 2002, our dream is within reach. We quickly get to the heart of the matter, as we are in the vineyards from the first days. What an excitement to discover all of this! The scent of the vine flower, the different local grape varieties, the different terroirs, the operation of the cellar, the tips for starting old tractors ... in a short time we have become the kings of DIY. Our first harvests are approaching ... What an emotion when we put our grapes in the cellar for the first time. The harvest started on September 2, 2002 with a Syrah. Thanks to the good weather that accompanied us throughout September, the grapes were picked ripe. The end of the harvest, October 8, is a great day as it marks the birth of our second granddaughter Manon and the birth of our estate...

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Domaine des Maels - Argens-Minervois

Domaine des Maels - Argens-Minervois

Domaine des Maels - Argens-Minervois

Domaine des Maels - Argens-Minervois

Domaine des Maels - Argens-Minervois
Opening Domaine des Maels - Argens-Minervois:

- 01 January to 31 December
- We welcome you every day at Domaine des Maels, thank you to contact us first.
Le Pays Cathare L'Officiel du Canal du Midi Qualité Tourisme Occitanie La Région Occitanie/Pyrénées-Méditerranée Aude Tourisme
Le Canal du Midi AOC-AOP Minervois Syndicat du Cru Minervois Agence française pour le développement et la promotion de l’agriculture biologique La Région Languedoc-Roussillon - Sud de France
Equipments and Services:
 
  * Parking
* Shop 
* Group guided tours
* Product tasting
* Individual guided tours
  Sightseeing
 
- Château de Peyrepertuse
- Rennes le Château
- Château de Puilaurens
- Château de Puivert
- Château de Montségur
- Le Château d'Arques
- Château Villerouge-Termenès
- Saint Hilaire
- Forteresse de Salses
- Les Quatre Châteaux de Lastours
- Château Féodal de Fitou
- L'Abbaye de Villelongue (Abbaye Cistercienne)
- Abbaye de Fontfroide
- L'Abbaye de Saint-Papoul
- Abbaye de Saint-Polycarpe
- Carcassonne, 'La Cité'
- Château Chalabre
- Château d'Aguilar
- Château d'Usson
- Château de Quéribus
- Château de Termes
- Château et Remparts de la Cité de Carcassonne
- Carcassonne, Le Pont Vieux
- Lagrasse
- Carcassonne, la Bastide Saint-Louis
- Caunes-Minervois
- Grotte de Limousis
- Le Gouffre Géant de Cabrespine
- Gorges de Caune-Pont (Gorges de Coynepont)
- Gorges de Gouleyrous
- Gorges de Padern
- Gorges de Pierre Lys
- Gorges du Congoust
- Gorges du Termenet
- Gorges du Torgan
- Gorges du Verdouble et le Moulin de Ribaute
- Grotte de Fontrabiouse
- Grotte de l'Aguzou
- Grottes des Grandes Canalettes
- Les Gorges de Galamus - Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet
- Pont de Ribaute
- Rivière de St Laurent de la Cabrerisse
- Bulles et Lumières - Maison Guinot - Limoux
- Cathédrale Saint-Just et Saint-Pasteur - Narbonne
- Corbières
- Pyreneeën
- Sidobre
- Terra Vinea - Portel-des-Corbières
- La Réserve Africaine de Sigean
- Musée de l'Abbé Saunière - Rennes-le-Château
- Saissac
- Montagne Noire (Black Mountains)
- Ille-sur-Têt - Les Orgues
- La Curiosité de Lauriole
- Les 9 Écluses de Fonséranes - Béziers
- Eburomagus - la Maison de l'Archéologie - Bram
- Le Jardin Botanique de Foncaude - Feuilla
- Le Labyrinthe des Vignes - Arzens
- Le Petit Train de la Cité de Carcassonne
- Le Petit Train de Narbonne
- Le Sentier Sculpturel de Mayronnes
- Les Calèches de la Cité de Carcassonne
- Les Papillons d'Amarante - Lesparrou
- Moulin d'Omer - Les Maîtres de mon Moulin - Cucugnan
- Musée Archéologique de Peyriac-de-Mer
- Musée de l'Abbé Saunière - Rennes-le-Château
- Musée de l'Ecole - Carcassonne
- Musée de la Chapellerie, Espéraza
- Musée de Paléontologie de Villeneuve-Minervois
- Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel
- Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre - Montolieu
- Musée des Automates - Limoux
- Musée des Beaux-Arts - Carcassonne
- Musée des Corbières - Sigean
- Musée des Dinosaures d'Espéraza
- Musée des Potiers Gallo-Romains d'Amphoralis
- Musée du Catharisme - Maison des Mémoires de Mazamet
- Musée du Quercorb - Puivert
- Musée du Verre de Sorèze
- Musée du Vieux Sallèles - Sallèles d'Aude
- Musée Hurepel de Minerve
- Musée Lapidaire - Narbonne
- Musée Mémoires du Moyen-Age - Carcassonne
- Musée National 'Ensérune - Nissan-lez-Ensérune
- Musée Petiet - Limoux
- Maison Déodat Roché - Arques
- Maison de la Truffe - Villeneuve-Minervois
- Maison Natale de Charles Trenet - Narbonne
- Maison des Mémoires - Maison Joë Bousquet - Varcassonne
- Moulin Bénazeth - Moulin à Vent - Villeneuve-Minervois
- Musée & Jardins du Canal du Midi - Revel
- Musée 1900 - Lagrasse
- Musée Archéologique de Narbonne
- Musée Archéologique du Lauragais - Castelnaudary
- Musée d'Art et d'Histoire - Narbonne
- Musée d'art moderne de Céret
- Musée d'Art Moderne Fonds Peské - Collioure
 

Homps

Homps is a picturesque French village set on the Canal du Midi and
adjacent to the Lac du Jouarres with beaches for swimming and watersports.

Lac de Jouarres

Lac de Jouarres

Argens-Minervois

Argens-Minervois


Minervois

A.O.P. Minervois

The Minervois is one of the most ancient vineyards of the Mediterranean region. Indeed, its land was chosen by the Romans as providing ideal conditions for the first vines they planted in Languedoc Roussillon. Its name comes from the ancient city of Minerve, a stronghold built by the Romans and dedicated to the goddess Minerva. Since that time, many amphora shards and vestiges of cellars have been discovered, testimony to the importance of this vineyard. The region, austere in winter and redolent with sunshine in summer, has survived over the centuries its invasions by barbarians, Arabs and Christians. The essence of Minervois la Livinière, as in so many Midi appellations, is the blend; a marriage of different grape varieties that adds subtle nuance of flavour to the whole. Natural alcohol level must reach a minimum of 12% without enrichment (so no chaptalisation) and maximum yield is a modest 45 hl/ha. Ageing may be in barrel or vat, and unlike basic Minervois, the wine must be bottled at source, so cannot be sent off to a négociant elsewhere in France...


Lézignan-Corbières

Lézignan-Corbières

Lézignan-Corbières is a very active town, located along the main road between Narbonne and Carcassonne. The town has plenty of shops and cafés and so makes a good place to stop for a lunchtime visit. The main attraction, though, is the Wednesday market which is very large and packs the town with market stalls, people, odors (of the good sort) and activity. Lézignan-Corbières isn't a particularly attractive town, and we found the narrow streets of the "old town" rather dreary. The main church of Lézignan-Corbières, Eglise Saint-Félix, is an imposing structure. Declared an historical monument, it's located in the center of town and has a small park just beside. Market Wednesday The Wednesday market is a really big affair in Lézignan-Corbières. The market stretches around the south side of the old town, packing the main Cours de la République and most of the adjacent side-streets. There are very many clothes and food stalls, and all are popular. It was fun to observe which vendors had the best reputation by the bigger crowds packed around the more popular vegetable and food stands...

Alcohol Abuse is dangerous for your health.
Drink Moderately!
 
  Domaine des Maels
 
Cellars and Domains
 
Domaine des Maels
 
Phone +33 4.68.27.52.29
Mobile +33 6.23.49.34.16

Email -
vignoble@domainedesmaels.com

Website -
www.domainedesmaels.com
Rates
Rosé: 8.00 €
Red Wine: 8.00 € to 21.00 €  
Red Wine: 8.50 € to 21.00 €
 
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La Guinguette d'Argens

La Guinguette d'Argens - Argens Minervois



On the banks of the Canal du Midi, at the foot of the castle d'Argens, discover La Guinguette d'Argens d'Argens! The team this outdoor restaurant awaits you in a festive and friendly. In these plates generous local products are in the spotlight. Be tempted by the fresh fish tartare or fillet stuffed with foie gras... and not to mention the frog legs flambéed with pastis, an essential dish tavern. During the spring and summer balmy evenings with family or friends, enjoy concerts and evenings! Enjoy a convivial moment with a touch of moderation. If you do not finish the wine you ordered, you can take it away (cork and bag provided)...


Mellow Vélos

Mellow Vélos - Paraza

We deliver bikes to you! You’ve got your bike - now where do you go? When you hire your bikes, you will be given a number of suggested routes together with large scale maps. The routes will always be on quiet roads and tracks and are graded according to terrain and distance. We are constantly adding trips starting at different villages and towns in the area. Some will be suitable for the whole family, whilst others are geared for road or mountain bike enthusiasts. Starting in 2012, a bicycle GPS is available to rent. This has all of the rides saved on it, and will be particularly useful for road bikes that don’t have mapholders...


Restaurant
La Péniche

Restaurant La Péniche - Homps



Halfway between Beziers and Carcassonne, Homps is a small village along the road Minervoise. You must enter the village you find along the Canal du Midi and see the port and its atmosphere by the sea. You'll be immediately attracted by our terrace on the waterfront and its little blue chairs that invite you to idleness. Feel free to come: after crossing the room, you discover at the back, nice garden shaded and sheltered from all winds where you can sample our regional cuisine and our oven pizzas Wood. The convivial atmosphere you will enjoy a warm and relaxed....


Le Canal du Midi
à Vélo

Le Canal du Midi à Vélo

Explore the Canal Du Midi by bike… at your own pace! Le Canal du Midi à Vélo provides quality bikes to cycle on the unique Canal Du Midi route or to explore off the beaten track. Thanks to our network, rent your bikes in one city and leave them in another, without the constraint of returning the equipment to the starting point. Why explore the Canal du Midi by bike? Because the bike allows you to get as close as possible to historic sites, museums and unusual places in our heritage. This means of travel naturally creates an environment conducive to meetings with the local population. The increasing number of facilities and cycle paths existing on our territory facilitates bike rides and roaming. Our perfectly adapted equipment will allow you to take advantage of the freedom and the pleasure of being in the open air that offers you the movement by bicycle. Traveling by bike is also an ecological and civic gesture by greatly limiting the production of greenhouse gases...


Croisières du Midi - Homps

Croisières du Midi - Homps

2 hours cruising discovered in return: Departure from Homps, passing the bridge of Jouarres (1730), crossing the lock of Jouarres (height 4 metres), passing the bridge of the Métairies du Bois (built at the end of the 17th century), passing the Relais de la Dinée stage for the post boat, crossing the aqueduct of Argent-Double (1688), you will see the magnificent stone spillway of Argent-Double (1693), passing the bridge Pont Neuf (1788), and return to the port of Homps. During the trip we comment the story of the Canal, the working of the locks, the fauna and the flora, the technological evolution in the construction of the bridges and the utilisation of the Canal today...


Relais
des Corbières

Relais des Corbières - Lézignan-Corbières



In the heart of the Corbières, our hotel is a warm and friendly place. Nestled between mountains and sea, 5 km of the Canal du Midi, near Narbonne and the sea, Carcassonne, a medieval town 30 km, it has everything to welcome you to share regional cuisine on the terrace or indoors. Au Relais des Corbières you will be able to discover and taste dishes from fresh local produce directly from producers. Our menus have been especially cared for the delight of the taste buds with dishes imaginative and varied. You will be assured of a warm welcome by the attentive staff to make your stay a relaxing, family, or in a professional environment...


Le Bistrot Gourmand

Le Bistrot Gourmand - Homps



A short break at the edge of the shaded Canal du Midi. Jean-Christophe welcomes you just off the Canal du Midi for lunch or a drink. The map will show you a modern and friendly cuisine with a large selection of regional wines. "This is the very best of French bistrot food, in a gorgeous canal-side setting, with a superb choice of wines, at very fair prices - ask Jean-Christophe to recommend a suitable accompaniment; service is friendly and helpful - and it's a very good idea to talk about rugby... whether for lunch or dinner, this is a delightful place to eat, and to enjoy the surrounding."...


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