Marsanne, La Forge Vineyard

Paul Mas Estate

APPELLATION

Vin de Pays d'Oc

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Marsanne

WINEMAKERS

Jean-Claude Mas

BACKGROUND

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. Named after the original Mas family home, Château Paul Mas and Paul Mas Estate wines showcase the terroir, complexity and style of Languedoc estate superior winemaking.

WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES

The Marsanne grapes grow on the limestone and clay soils of the Limoux and Carcassonne areas, with some grapes from the warmer area of Hérault. Grapes undergo fermentation in stainless steel vats for 10–15 days at a temperature of 57–59°F. 25% of the juice ages in oak barrels for three months while 75% of the juice ages in stainless steel. The blend is released after one month of bottle ageing.

TASTING NOTES

Very bright gold yellow straw tints. White flower aromas, pears and honeydew melon. Round with a good acidity which makes this wine fresh and lively to drink. The finish is very elegant with note of acacia honey. Pairs well with shell-fish, poached or grilled seafood, cold lemon dressing salads, quiches and fruit tarts.

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