‘Tis the season for festive parties and gift-giving galore! With so many different styles of wine, Domaines Paul Mas makes something for everyone on your list. Here’s our guide to the holidays, with wines to dazzle at every occasion.
What to serve at your holiday party: Arrogant Frog Lily Pad White Chardonnay SRP: $9.99
Chardonnay is still the most-consumed wine in the United States, comprising about 20% of all wine we drink. Guests will relish this wine’s flavors of peach, toasted coconut, and vanilla. It’s a perfect midway point between a zippy Old World-style with crisp acidity and a voluptuous New World-style with a hint of rich oak.
What to give your boss: Chateau Paul Mas Clos de Moulinas 55% Syrah/45% Grenache SRP $24.99
The grapes in this wine all come from a single vineyard AOP site, Clos de Moulinas. The syrah grapes in the blend are from 29-49 year old vines, and the grenache is all over 50 years old. The result is a boldly extracted wine with an intense nose of ripe black fruits, olives, and a touch of liquorice. If you want to make a gift set, try adding our two other Chateau Paul Mas single-vineyard reds (Clos de Savignac and Clos des Mures) for an impressive gift basket of three award-winning wines for less than $75.
What to give your mom: Cote Mas Cremant de Limoux Brut Rose SRP: 19.99
This wine looks as stunning as it tastes. It has a soft peachy-pink color and opens with aromas of honeysuckle and fresh strawberry with a soft and delicate mousse. It will also taste good with nearly anything on your holiday table, but our favorite pairing is smoked salmon. Perhaps if you’re lucky, she’ll share with you over brunch!
What to bring the host or hostess: Paul Mas Estate Malbec SRP: $14.99
This luscious 100% Malbec has incredible structure and soft, velvety tannins. It has all the ripe bramble fruit flavor and deep color you expect from the grape, plus complex layers of rosemary, thyme and lavender. It will impress your host, whether they decide to open it at the party or save it for later. This wine is delicious now and will continue to develop for several years.
What to pop open on New Year’s Eve: Cote Mas Cremant de Limoux Brut SRP $19.99
Nothing says party like wine that sparkles. Cote Mas Cremant de Limoux is made from 60% Chardonnay, 20% Chenin Blanc, 10% Pinot Noir, and 10% Mauzac. It opens with zesty flavors of candied lemon zest and white flowers and finishes with a lingering hint of brioche. Ring in the New Year with an old favorite.