Domaine Mâmârutá

Domaine Mâmârutá

Domaine Mâmârutá

Languedoc

La Palme

Marc Castan is from the Corbières Maritimes country and grew up between the sea and mountains. After graduating from high school, he decided to study winemaking and took over his grandfather’s vineyard. Initially worked for the local co-op, he started Domaine Mâmârutá in 2009.

The vineyard extends over 14 ha on the Aude littoral within the AOC Fitou. The terroir is rich and fragmented ; from rolled pebbles located next to the La Palm pond to limestone cliffs by the Mediterranean Sea. 70% of the vines are trimmed in Gobelet and the rest are done in either Guyot simple or Cordon de Royat. Yields are very low; between 16 and 20 hl/ha on average.

The soils are gently worked with respect for life and biodiversity; biodynamic practices without certification are applied. Tree hedges are planted on the edge of the vineyard and the plots are maintained by hand. The treatments are simple and based on sulphur, green clay and decoctions of plants (chamomile, nettle, dandelion, lavender or rosemary). Marc Castan introduced a small herd of five Highlands cattle into the parcels of Domaine Mâmârutá in 2013. Today his herd is made up of several breeds: Highland, Jersey and Auroch. They graze peacefully within the vines, by the pond of La Palme.

In order to reduce the environmental impact from mechanical works in the vineyards, Marc wanted a natural approach ; “I chose these cattles because they are a rustic breed that requires little maintenance, calm and clears the brush well.” Their natural compost and lawn mower skills are beneficial for the vines. During the dry season they graze in the moors and lagoon areas of the coast. Marc brings them a supplement of homemade fodder with mainly alfalfa. Calves are reared with the mother until they are 8 months old. Well adapted to the local climate, the rustic cattles have a weakness for the olive tree leaves they have discovered at the estate.

And they also enjoy swimming in the pond when it gets too hot!

Manual harvest usually starts as early as mid-August to preserve natural acidity, only in the morning and in small boxes. In the winery, vinification happens naturally. Nothing is used to tamper the juice during fermentation, and carbonic maceration is often favoured. Light punchings of the cap and pumping-over are done for the full-bodied wines. Almost every wine is stored in old barrels during the winter. No fining nor sulphites are added except for some cuvee only when necessary.

Marc is therefore mindful of working ‘cleanly’ in order to produce the most natural wines possible.

Winemaker

Domaine Mâmârutá

Country

France

Wine Region

Fitou, Languedoc

Town

La Palme

Main Grapes

Macabeu, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, Muscat d'Alexandrie, Carignan Blanc, Grenache Gris, Carignan, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache

Farming

Organic, No additives

Vineyard

15 ha

First Vintage

2009

More wines from Domaine Mâmârutá

DELIVERY INFORMATION

Singapore addresses
Free Standard Delivery on orders over SG$ 300.
For smaller orders, a delivery charge of SG$ 15 will be applied.

International orders
Please call us on +65 8544 8406 or email wines@cogitowines.com
Singapore always recommend to buy natural wines from local suppliers in order to guarantee the taste and promote the local natural wine scene

We will always do our best to process orders as quickly as possible and most items are ready for short notice delivery. However in order to guarantee the availability of the selected wine and a time slot for delivery we recommend to place your order 2 working days ahead.
For example; we recommend to place an order by Wednesday lunch for a delivery Friday afternoon.

In the event you need something particularly urgently, please don’t hesitate to email us and we will do what we can to accommodate your requirements. 
Deliveries are made on Tuesday  to Friday only.

If you have any queries please e-mail us at wines@cogitowines.com