Made from 14-year-old vines in the Languedoc region of France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Herault Valley. The vineyards are managed with respect for the ecological environment, “agriculture raisonnee.”
|Wine maker notes
|De-stemmed grapes are vinified separately. Skin contact at 10°C for three days. Skin contact at 10 °C for 3 days prior to 6 days fermentation at 24/26°C with daily pumping over followed by a 9 day maceration. Only the first presses are reincorporated into the wine.
50% of the blend is aged in new oak barrel for 7 months. The other 50% are matured stainless steel vats. After taking the wine off the barrels we have aged it for a further 2 months in vats prior to bottling.
|Fourth-generation vintner Jean-Claude Mas has blazed the trail for premium winemaking in the Languedoc region. Since taking the helm of the Mas family’s centuries-old estate in 2000, his driving mission has been to use only premium quality grapes to craft superior wines with a modern, New World flair. Beginning with the original 86-acre estate, he has since grown the winery to a 1000-acre enterprise with a commitment to sustainable viticulture; he also contracts with 80 growers that collectively farm nearly 2000 acres, making Domaines Paul Mas one of the Languedoc’s most influential wineries. Above all, Jean-Claude 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.