Côteaux du Languedoc
Grenache noir 45%, Carignan 25%, Cinsault 15%, Merlot 10%, Syrah 5 %
Jean-Claude Mas, independent winemaker, fourth generation grape grower, first generation winemaker and owner of Domaines Paul Mas, is a leader in fine winemaking in the Languedoc region of the South of France. Since taking the helm of the family winery in 2000, he has prioritized sourcing the highest quality grapes from twelve privately owned estates and premier growers in the Languedoc to make wines of authenticity and refinement. The result is a collection of magnificently charming wines that burst forward with the warmth and stunning beauty of the Languedoc. In 2012, Jean-Claude’s philosophy of “Luxe Rural” -- an appreciation of the simple pleasures of life, artfully rendered by nature – crystallized with the opening of the Côté Mas Restaurant. Côté Mas wines were first introduced at the restaurant and became so popular that they are now available for purchase worldwide.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
Clay and Limestone with gravel, as well as some schist soils especially where the Carignan is grown. Mediterranean climate. 100% Destemming. Short skin contact at controlled temperature for the Grenache and Merlot. Six to eight days skin contact for the Carignan and Syrah. The grapes are then gently pressed through a pneumatic press (Bucher press). Only the free-run juice and the first press is used. This process is to obtain maximum fruit flavor intensity while preserving natural acidity and aroma. Blending is carried out in November.TASTING NOTES
Medium garnet with ruby tints color. Intense and fruity nose with aromas of ripe black fruits, blackcurrant and a touch of licorice. Smooth and soft with notes of concentrated and ripe berries and a touch of licorice. Best served at 60°F with red meat, a platter of cheese and charcuterie, or simply by itself!