Mas La Chevaliere
Mas La Chevaliere was established near Beziers in 1995 by Michel Laroche, after ten years of searching for the right vineyards.
The 40 hectares comprise high altitude, cooler sites for whites and hillside terraces for reds. The wines are classified Indication Geographique Protegee because irrigation is used to avoid heat stress (and hard, bitter characters in the wines) in the southerly, sunny climate.
The conversion to screwcap for the majority of wines took place at the same time as in Chablis and the estate is now well on its way to converting its vineyards to organic viticulture.