BELLUGUETTE

Château Paul Mas

APPELLATION

Côteaux du Languedoc

GRAPE VARIETIES

Vermentino 40%, Roussanne 30%, Grenache 20%, Viognier 10%

WINEMAKERS

Jean-Claude Mas

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Wine Spectator
OCTOBER 2017

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
APRIL 2017
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BACKGROUND

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

The Belluguette vineyard is predominantly limestone with gravel. The average yield of this cuvee is 35hl/ha. Destemming, skin contact and cold settling at 46°F. Each grape variety is vinified separately – the fermentation takes place in oak barrels for one month in between 60°F–64°C. 50% of the blend goes through malolactic fermentation. The final wine is then aged in oak barrels for four months (2/3 in French barrels and 1/3 in American oak).

TASTING NOTES

Deep lemon with a pale rim color. Nose is intense and complex with aromas of tropical fruits (ripe mango, melon, pineapple) combined with yeasty notes (brioche, toast) and oak (vanilla). The palate reveals a rich and creamy texture; a powerful wine with depth, complexity and a lingering finish. Keep for five to eight years. Drink at 50 – 54°F. Pairs well with white meats, salad, fishes – also a great as an aperitif.

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