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Jean-Claude Mas has blazed the trail for premium winemaking in the Languedoc region of the South of France. Since taking the helm of the centuries-old Domaines Paul Mas in 2000, his driving mission has been to use only premium quality grapes to craft superior wines with a modern, New World flair. Above all else, this innovative, fourth-generation vintner strives to make wines with authenticity and refinement, the end result of which is a family of magnificently charming wines that burst with personality and express their unique terroir.

Production Area
Sud de France

Grape Varieties
Grenache noir 45%, Carignan 25%, Cinsault 15%, Merlot 10%, Syrah 5 %

Vinification
Destemming. Short skin contact at controlled temperature for the Grenache and Merlot. 6 to 8 days skin contact for the Carignan and Syrah. The grapes are then gently pressed through a pneumatic press (Bucher press). We only use the free-run juice and the first press. This process is geared up to obtain maximum fruit flavour intensity while preserving natural acidity and aroma. Blending is carried out in November; the wine is then aged in stainless steel vats for at least 4 months before being bottled.

Color
Medium garnet with ruby tints.

Bouquet
Intense and fruity nose with aromas of ripe black fruits, blackcurrant and a touch of liquorice.

Taste
Smooth and soft with notes of concentrated and ripe berries with a touch of liquorice.

Alcohol
13,5%

 

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