CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MERLOT

Vignes de Nicole

APPELLATION

Vin de Pays d'Oc

GRAPE VARIETIES

56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot

WINEMAKERS

Jean-Claude Mas

Vignes de Nicole
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

Clay, limestone and gravel soil for the Cabernet Sauvignon. Clay soil with rocks for the Merlot. Destemming and separate winemaking for each grape. Traditional maceration: 7 to 12 days at a maximum temperature of 26°C. 100% of the blending is aged in oak barrels (new and up to four years old), 80% American and 20% French for seven months. Malolactic fermentation in oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES

Intense ruby color with purple hints. Elegant and complex with aromas of ripe black fruits, blackcurrant combined with spicy notes such as licorice and vanilla. A well-balanced wine with smooth tannins and a long finish, on cacao notes. Best served at 63°F with red meat, pastas, cheeses and barbecues.

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