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Terrasses du Larzac

Welcome to Mas de Capdaniel,

in Gignac, in south of France, in the Languedoc wine region.

Vins AOP Terrasses du Larzac

Languedoc - IGP Saint Guilhem le désert

25 km west of Montpellier, in the town of Gignac,

on the edge of the garrigue and in the heart of the Terrasses du Larzac appellation,

Mas de Capdaniel is surrounded by a natural setting of Mediterranean vegetation.


An open and luminous landscape, facing Pic Baudille and the massif de la Seranne, 

bordered at the opposite side of the valley by the foothills of the Larzac plateau.

The climatic influence of this relief moderates the Mediterranean heat, and provides that freshness that we find in wines.

Since 2021, the vineyard has been converting to organic growing.

From the 2024 vintage, all the production will be certified organic.

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After 3 generations, it was in 2015 that Sophie and Fredy embarked on the adventure and became winegrowers,

carried both by their respective roots, the passion for wines and life,

the beauty and energy that the landscapes emit.

The desire to bring Mas de Capdaniel to life.

Attached to the terroir and convinced of its qualitative potential,

they grow and vinify the harvest in the estate's old cellar.

A quest for meaning :

Develop wines that express and revael the authenticity of the terroir, stamped with its imprint,

combining freshness, finesse and aromatic complexity, obtained in the vine then in the cellar.

The vineyard is worked in organic farming, respecting the plant and the soil.



The estate takes its name from the old sheepfold, "Cap d'aniel" means lamb's head.

Since the 1950s, the harvest was vinified at the estate, by Eugène then Marcel,

in concrete vats and wooden casks.

In 2014, under the leadersheap of the latest generation, operations took a turn,

Vincent and his daughter join forces and work together in the cultivation of the vines, winemaking and aging of wines,

to the valorisation of the terroir. This is how the first cuvées of Mas de Capdaniel were born.

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The fifty-year-old vines are planted on deep, draining soil of sedimentary, clay-limestone and gravel soil, pebble origin


A privileged natural environment, bordered by scrubland, trees and low walls, shelters for auxiliary fauna and rich biodiversity.

This Mediterranean terroir is also subject to influences from the high altitude areas of Larzac. This results in large temperature differences between night and day, providing this freshness and promoting slow and progressive maturation of the grapes, beneficial for the aromatic complexity of wines.

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The vineyard comprises 15 hectares in one piece, facing North-West, with varied grapes varieties typical of the mediterranean terroir :

     Grey Grenache, 60 year old vine

     Grenache, 60 year old vine

     Carignan, 60 year old vine

     Syrah, 40 year old and 20 year old vines

     Cinsault, 70 year old vine

     Cinsault, 7 year old vine

     Mourvèdre, 12 year old vine

Yields between 25 and 30 hl/hectare.

The work in the vine is done with respect of the plant and the authenticity of the terroir, without the use of pesticides or herbicides. Vines in goblet or trellising. Short pruning, plowing, mechanical or manual weeding.

Preserve the longevity of our old vines, control competition to avoid excessive water stress, obtain a healthy harvest and optimal maturity.

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The wine-making cellar is semi-underground, nestled in the undergrowth in a layout which naturally promotes temperature stability.

The harvest is manuel, destemmed and received by gravity. 

The vinifications are parceled. Each plot is vinified independently, in order to manage the desired maturities, and to preserve the identity and authenticity of each. The blends take place in December.

The wines are aged in vats and French oak barrels. Between 6 and 24 months depending on the vintages.

Bottling takes place at the estate, in spring, during the waning moon.

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The expression of a terroir, the influence of a rich biodiversity

in a preserved natural environment, in the heart of the Terrasses du Larzac Appellation.

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Accès & Contact


Reception at the estate every day by appointment.

Credit card accepted.

Mas de Capdaniel

Sophie JOULLIE, winemaker

Mas de Capdaniel - 34150 GIGNAC France


Sophie : +33 (0) 6 81 37 46 57 

Fredy : +33 (0) 6 20 81 04 66

Merci pour votre envoi !

From Montpellier, take the A750, exit 9 (Aniane, St Guilhem le désert).

Follow the main axis, the Mas de Capdaniel is located on the edge of the scrubland.

GPS Coordinates :

Latitude : 43.636332

Longitude : 3.59707

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"Over-drinking harms your health. Enjoy with moderation"

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