Côteaux du Languedoc
35% Grenache Blanc, 25% Vermentino, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Sauvignon Blanc
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. Mediterranean climate with Atlantic influence in some parts. Average yield: 67 hl/ha. Each grape is vinified separately. Destemming, short skin contact for four to eight hours (for the Sauvignon blanc). The grapes are gently pressed through a pneumatic press (Bucher press) and racking occurs at 50°F. The fermentation last for three weeks in temperature-controlled strainless steel vats at 64°F. Only the free-run juice and first press are used in order to extract the maximum fruit purity and aromas. Blending takes place in November.TASTING NOTES
Medium lemon color. Intense nose with notes of citrus, grapefruit, and a touch of tropical fruits. Vibrant with aromas of citrus fruits and a hint of tropical fruits. Easy-going and fruity wine with a well-balanced acidity. Pairs well with chicken, fish and curry; also great on its own.