PINOT NOIR – ST. HILAIRE VINEYARD
Paul Mas Estate
100% Pinot Noir
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
Grapes grow on clay and limestone soils of the Saint Hilaire Vineyard. Clay and limestone with gravels soil type. Destemming of the grapes, skin contact maceration at 10°C for three days for aromas and color extraction. Fermentation with selected yeast at 25°C maximum. Skin contact maceration for five days and then pressing. Only the first presses are reincorporated into the wine. After malolactic fermentation the wine will age in oak barrel for five months and then bottled.TASTING NOTES
Bright and lovely light garnet-red color. Very elegant with a quintessence of red berries, strawberry, cherry, and soft spices aromas with a hint of vanilla. It’s a medium bodied wine, with ripe tannins and acidity which testify its ageing capability. Develops very delicate aromas and a long lasting finish. Fantastic with roasted meats, poultry dishes, grilled vegetables and a variety of cheeses.