“Louis and Gabriel Geniest produce very fine wines, elegant, precise, and delicate.”
The soils in the Rhone Valley are the result of a geological collision between the Massif Central and the Alps, creating the valley. This region can be split into two sub-regions, Northern and Southern Rhône. Successive layers of fluvial and calcareous marine sediments formed reliefs and geological diversities in the Southern Rhône. The valley’s soils consists nowadays of four different types of rock: granite, sandy silica, limestone and clay. Here the bedrock plays a major role by allowing different access to water and nutrients depending on the soils compositions.
A Passionate Lineage
Mas Saint-Louis is a family estate created by Jean-Louis Geniest more than a hundred years ago, by regrouping family plots located in the southern part of the appellation. The son, Louis Geniest was keen to amplify the work of the founder by acquiring new plots of vines, regrouping some by multiple exchanges ending thus in a beautiful homogeneous and harmonious domain of more than 30 hectares. His work was extended by his son Jean, an eminent jurist, a doctor of law. Nowadays Monique, his wife, animates the Domaine, favouring the improvement of soils and cultures, and investing in new equipments.