Mas Conscience is a recent addition to the ranks of our Languedoc producers. The estate is located on the highly promising terroir of the Terrases du Larzac in the Coteaux du Languedoc, 35 killometers northwest of Montpellier. Geneviève and Laurent Vidal farm 10 hectares of up to 55 years old, at up to 250 metres of altitude, their terroir dominated by clay and limestone, with pebble stones evidenced à la Chateauneuf-Du Pape. They subscribe to bio-dynamic viticulture, by which all the stages in the vineyard cycle are dictated by lunar and tidal patterns and treatments are organic and parcel specific. The results are, as one might expect, full of character. Vin de Pays Le Cas is pure Carignan from 50 year-old vines; while l'As, at the higher AOC level, is a Syrah-Grenache with a small amount of Carignan.