La Forge Estate
100 % Cabernet Sauvignon
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. La Forge Estate wines symbolize the fusion of the old and the new worlds of winemaking. Old world wines with new world attitude showing an expressive, round and aromatic style, brightened up by a subtle dose of oak barrel ageing.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
Vines grow on clay and limestone soils with gravel. Destemming. Cool maceration for ten days with daily pumping over at the beginning of the maceration. The wine is very softly pressed with a pneumatic press. The first pressings are re-blended with the free run wine. Malolactic fermentation occurs in 225 liter oak barrels.TASTING NOTES
This wine has intense scents of red berries, red pepper and tobacco notes underlined with cocoa and spicy vanilla aromas. A full-bodied wine with smooth tannins, ripe cherries, vanilla and spice, which linger on the long finish. Pairs well with warm salads, meat casseroles, barbecued beef and lamb dishes, including lamb stew. Hard cheeses are also perfect companion for this wine.