Montirius

Christine and Eric Saurel
1536, Route de Sainte-Edwige 84260 Sarrians
Tel. +33 4 90 653 828
Direct sale: Monday - Saturday 9.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.30
Mail: montirius@wanadoo.fr
Web: http://www.montirius.com/

The property has belonged to the Saurel family for 5 generations. Eric Saurel and Christine took over the domain in 1986 after Eric's father, Max Saurel.
Officially, the property is owned by SCEA Famille Christine and Erik Saurel. The name Montirius is created from the letters in the names of Saurel's three children: Justine, Manon and Marius.
The oldest daughter Justine has been working on wine making on the domain since 2011, and in the company register she and Erik
are Gérants.
Manon helps Christine with
bookkeping and sales. She has a commercial education. Marius is during education (2017) and works at the domain during vacations.

Since 1999 all their vineyards have been certified organic by ECOCERT and biodynamic by Biovin. 
The biodynamic principles play a decisive role for the work in the vineyards as well as in the vinification process in the cellar.

In 2002 a new cellar was establised - with two floors. 

All grapes are destemmed. Fermentation and maturing take place in cement tanks placed at two floors and this way the racking is done by gravity.
You will not find any barrels in the cellar
Before bottling the wines removed by pumping to steel tanks at first floor for settling until the wines seams to be in the same condition as before the removing.

The domain covers 58 ha; 16 ha of Gigondas, 23 ha of Vacqueyras, 10,5 ha Cotes du Rhone and 8,5 ha of IGP.The domain covers 58 ha; 16 ha of Gigondas, 23 ha of Vacqueyras, 10,5 ha Cotes du Rhone and 8,5 ha of IGP.
The vines in Gigondas were planted by Gaston Saurel in 1925. 
 
Wines according to the domains website November 2017

Gigondas La Tour
80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre. 35-years-old vines from a parcel of 5 ha.

Gigondas Terre des Aînés
80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre. Grenache are 85-years-old vines from a single parcel of 10 ha.

Gigondas Confidential
80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre.
Grenache are 85-years-old vines from a parcel of 1 ha. 

Vacqueyras Le Village
80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. 25-years-old vines. 

Vacqueyras Garrigues
70% Grenache and 30% Syrah. 65--years-old vines. 

Vacqueyras Le Clos
50% Grenache and 50% Syrah. 15 hl./ha.

Vacqueyras Rosé Perlée de Rosé
50% Grenache and 50% Syrah. Press direct from
65--years-old vines. 

Vacqueyras Blanc
50% Bourboulenc, 25% Grenache Blanc and 25% Roussanne.

Cotes du Rhone La Muse Papilles
80% Grenache and 20% Syrah.

Cotes du Rhone Sérine
Grenache and Syrah. 50-years-old vines.

Cotes du Rhone Jardin Secret
100% Grenache. 55-years-old vines.

IGP Vaucluse La Muse Papilles
60% Grenache og 40% Syrah.

IGP Vaucluse La Muse Papilles
100% Syrah. 


Christine and Eric Saurel at Gigondas sur Table 2015
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The mansion
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Family photo from the domain's website


The daughter Justine is just as passionate about wine as her parents.
 Here with his mother at the Decouvertes in Avignon 2013. To the right
by an event in Chateauneuf du Pape 2017 together with her boyfriend Jérôme

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Updated 07-11-2017