It is not every day that you find a winery with links to Vincent Van Gogh (he immortalized the place on on of his canvases) and Simone de Beauvoir.
Besides its cultural pedigree Mas de la Dame is proud of its long history.
The property has been in the same family for 4 generations and is now run by Caroline Missoffe and Anne Poniatowski.
Located in Les Baux de Provence, they have been using organic methods for the past 30 years.
The Mas de la Dame, La Gourmande Red (2004) which I bought recently is half Grenache and half Syrah. All grapes are harvested by hand.
An unpretentious wine, to be drunk now, it offers ripe fruit, spices and maybe a hint of herbs...de Provence.
Another little known white varietal grown on the property is Rolle.
See what French Wine a Day said about what this grape has to offer for Wine Blogging Wednesday #20.
To the wine production add Olives including Olive Oil and Tapenade.
If you are in the neighborhood, stop by any day (except Christmas and New Year) and taste their products.
I chose a view of the vineyard to give you a feel of the place.
Time for a glass of Pastis maybe!