Colour : intense and bright purple violet with garnet tints. Nose: Complex with blackcurrants, violet, blackberries, turning to cacao and spices. Palate: well balanced and smooth tannins, full bodied. Strong fruity characters with a long finish evolving towards liquorice and toasted notes. Cellaring: Over 10 years if kept in good conditions at 16/17°C.
The legend of Vinus, the Heron, started on the Herault River banks, at the foot of Chateau Paul Mas in Pezenas. Languedoc Grands Crus and Grands vins, from our vineyards in Pezenas or Montagnac, at the Nicole Estate, make up this range, which is complemented by varietal wines with distinct character. Chateau Paul Mas is made of 2 Estates: the Castle and a 25-ha vineyard in Conas, near Pezenas, the cellar and a 80-ha vineyard in Nicole, near Montagnac. This is where we produce the cuvees Chateau Paul Mas, Vinus, Vignes de Nicole, Paul mas Estate and Paul Mas. Our labels feature Vinus the heron in front of the Conas castle.
Clos des Mures: this plot belonging to Chateau Paul Mas is made of 11 hectares, in the area denominated as Cru Gres de Montpellier. It is surrounded by wild mulberry (mures) plants, hence its name “Clos des mures”. Exposure: The vineyard lies at 105 meters a.s.l. and it enjoys a South, South west exposure with the cooling influence from the sea. This is an ideal location for Mourvedre, with a direct view of the Sea.
Our vines are Terra Vitis certified, which means we work them following sustainable viticulture practices. The production capacity is of 88.000 bottles.
|enjoy at 17 to 18°C with grilled red meat, lamb stew, chicken dishes, and game and soft flavour cheeses.
|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.