La Forge Estate
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 limestone and gravel soils. Skin contact for three hours. The grapes are then pressed in a pneumatic press. Racking occurs at 50°F with selected yeast. 100% of the must is put in French and American oak barrels where it will ferment for one month at 60°F.TASTING NOTES
Bright gold straw color with yellow tints. Elegant flavors of tropical fruits, hazelnuts, and pineapple, lime-blossom and quince aromas with a hint of vanilla and toasted bread. A rich and mellow wine with a good acidic balance and a long finish. Pairs especially well with seafood and fish dishes, but also with white meats, foie gras, soft cheeses, tarts and fruit desserts. Also very enjoyable on its own, either before a meal or as a relaxing drink.