AURORE ROSÉ

Côté Mas

APPELLATION

Côteaux du Languedoc

GRAPE VARIETIES

Grenache 50%, Cinsault 30%, Syrah 20%

WINEMAKERS

Jean-Claude Mas

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
13%

2018

89POINTS

Wine Enthusiast
DECEMBER 2019
BACKGROUND

Innovation and a passion for the Languedoc are what drives Jean-Claude Mas. Innovation and a passion for the Languedoc are what drives Jean-Claude Mas. Since taking the helm of his family’s winery in 2000, he has prioritized sourcing the highest quality grapes to craft wines of authenticity and refinement. His range of Côté Mas Sud de France 1L blends convey the warmth, beauty, and grace of this southern French region. With playful labels of rustic picnic scenes, they embody Jean-Claude’s philosophy of le luxe rural, or rural, everyday luxury.

20% of estate vineyards are farmed organically; the rest is farmed using sustainable practices, certified under Terra Vitis.

WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES

Soil is composed of clay and limestone. The Mediterranean climate is warm and dry, with some regulating influence by the Atlantic ocean.

The grapes are destemmed and each variety is vinified separately. Gentle pressing occurred with a pneumatic press; only the free-run juice is used. The fermentation occurred at 62°F in temperature controlled stainless steel for two weeks. The wine was aged on its lees with regular stirring for 40 days in new coated cement vats. This process is to obtain maximum fruit flavor intensity while preserving natural acidity and aroma.

TASTING NOTES

Aromatic with cherry, strawberry and floral aromas evolving toward soft candied fruit notes. The palate is rich and smooth with ripe red fruits and well-balanced acidity. Have an aperitif or pair with grilled chicken, shrimp, and goat cheese salads.

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