Vin de Pays d'Oc
100% 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. A witty nod to the popular term for a Frenchman, Jean-Claude has embraced the stereotype to showcase the outstanding value and style of Languedoc winemaking. Arrogant Frog is made in the Old World but will appeal to New World palates with fresh, bright fruit and varietal character in range of styles.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
Clay-limestone, deep, cool soils. The vines are 11 to 23 years old. The vineyards are managed with total respect to the environment. Grapes are destemmed and undergo a cool maceration without skin contact. Pneumatic pressing (of only free run juice) is used. The wine is racked for clarification, followed by a cool fermentation for 18 days. During this process the wine is protected from oxygen contact with the use of nitrogen gas. The wine rests for two months on its lees in stainless steel vats for added complexity.TASTING NOTES
Bright lemon color. Complex and fresh with aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry and herbaceous notes and a hint of smokiness. Fruit and lively with great balance and persistence. Serve with shellfish, poached or grilled seafood, sushi and sashimi, salads and vegetable dishes.