In 2008, artisan vigneron Charles Perez took over the Mas Bécha estate, located in the Roussillon terroir of the ‘Aspres’, close to the Spanish border. He planted 25 hectares of organic vineyard, nestled in a rich and well preserved biodiverse environment. The vines are planted on three hillsides at elevations of 100 metres above sea level. Charles passionately believes in respecting the environment, he concentrates on the best parcels and terroirs to cultivate Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre vines organically. Mas Bécha has become renowned for its fruit-forward wines with marked freshness and elegance. Each of his cuvées is dedicated to family members and every year a new artist designs the quirky and original labels.
The vines are grown in ‘Aspres’ terroir, which means “arid” in Catalan, and this characterises the sun-drenched terroir which is bordered by a landscape of garrigue. The Mas Bécha grapes come from selected parcels, with clay, silt and marble pebble stone soils. The vines are farmed organically; without the use of pesticides or chemicals. Manure and compost is used on the vines from organic matter, which is made on site. The vines are treated with fermented plants, copper and sulphur.