BLANQUETTE DE LIMOUX
Blanquette de Limoux
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
Grapes undergo fermentation in stainless steel vats. The base wine is fermented to approximately 7% alcohol, and the fermentation is stopped by chilling the juice to a temperature of 34°F. In March, yeast is added to the blend and it is bottled. The wine then undergoes a second fermentation in bottle, also known as “prise de mousse”. Temperature is strictly controlled during this process in order to create the best bubble size. Second fermentation is stopped when the pressure in the bottle reaches 4.5–5 bars. Finally, the bottle is disgorged and corked. No liqueur d’expedition is added. The wine is released after three months of bottle ageing.TASTING NOTES
Pale yellow with fine and persistent bubbles. An intense nose of citrus and flowers lead way to sweet flavors of honey, yellow pear and pineapple with an elegant and harmonious finish. An excellent aperitif that pairs well with all styles of cuisine.