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Vinalies Internationales 2018 : 3 Gold Medals, 5 Silver Medals

The Oenologists of France organize in Paris one of the most prestigious competitions of the wine industry: Vinalies® Internationales. For nearly a week, 130 jurors expert in sensory analysis of 40 different nationalities, meet under the presidency of a French oenologist, to blindly taste more than 3500 wines from around the world.

We received this year 3 Gold Medals and 5 Silver Medals:

Mundus Vini Spring 2018 : 3 Gold Medals

Nearly 270 international wine experts from 44 countries spent the six days critically judging almost 6,770 wines from more than 150 wine growing regions all over the world.

Award-winning wines of the MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting will be presented to the trade audience at the world’s largest wine trade fair, the ProWein in Düsseldorf, taking place from 18 – 20 March 2018, at the MUNDUS VINI Tasting Area.
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Capital Gazette article about Languedoc Wine Region and Jean Claude Mas

“We were literally awestruck when we tasted his wines because they were so significantly better than what we have tasted in the past from this vast region. Because vineyards are relatively cheap here, Mas is able to keep prices down and deliver a lot of great wine for reasonable prices. Consumers should take advantage of the prices while this region is in its renaissance stage.”

Read full article on : http://www.capitalgazette.com

Vinisud 2018

Find us at Vinisud 2018 : Hall B2 Stand C22

Discover our new releases of 2018 : Chai Mas, the Roses in evening dress, Château Martinolles Crémant de Limoux Grande Reserve 2013, Y de Jérémie and our first ever primeur tasting of the Clos Astelia, Silenus and Laurinya cuvées !

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Tasted 100% Blind by Andreas Larsson – Our best wine tasting notes in Video

Andreas Larsson was a firm believer in blind tasting as the only true way to taste wine. The absolute objectivity of blind tasting allows the taster to focus exclusively on his or her senses, without preconceptions about the wine clouding their judgement. Andreas focused mainly on that tasting approach when on his quest to become Best Sommelier of the World, a goal he reached in 2007; and he attributes his success largely to his dedication to blind tasting all levels of wine and spirits.

For professional blind tastings the environment is as neutral as possible, with various environmental factors strictly controlled to guarantee perfect tasting conditions: temperature, degree of humidity, air pressure, noise, smells, colours, and last but certainly not least, lighting conditions.

Château Lauriga Soleil Blanc 2016 : 92 / 100 (Best Languedoc Roussillon White Wine)

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4 medals at the Best Sparkling Wines of the World 2017 competition

The 15th annual qualitative competition between the Best Sparkling Wines of the World take place on November 15-17, 2017 in Dijon – Wine producing area of Burgundy – Culinary College “Le Castel”.
This event is unique in terms of its scope, its method and therefore its ambition with more than 28 countries, more than 600 wine samples and more than 100 international expert judges, including 50% from outside France.

This year, 4 Domaines Paul Mas wines get a price : read more…

Discover the Domaine Paul Mas 2017 vintage report, an Incroyable vintage

Incroyable” because:

1. Earlier than ever. Started on 8th August for the Sauvignon Blanc.

2. Smallest crop and smallest yield ever. 7.2 tons/Ha on our contracted vineyards. 5.1 tons/ha on our own vineyards (AOP mainly).

3. Best ever due to sufficient rain in the winter and spring. Frost affected mostly the higher yielding vineyards

4. Although the harvest started very early compared to the average year, the ripening was quite slow, very homogenous and there were no over-stress factors.

The singularity of the year’s climate led to early grape maturity and harvesting, about a fortnight early compared to an average year. The unusual heat at times led to a healthy stress on the vines and slowed down the maturation process.

A few words on each grape variety: read more…

Press Review 6 November 2017

France :

Revue Vinicole Internationale : Domaines Paul Mas wine awarded by Challenge BIO 2017 – 5 gold medals : Claude Val Blanc 2016, Côté Mas Rosé 2016, Cuvée Secrète Chardonnay 2015, Les Tannes Organic Cabernet Merlot 2015, Rural par Nature Blanc 2016 – 2 Silver medals : Mas des Tannes Blanc Classique 2016, Arrogant Frog Cabernet Merlot Organic 2015 – 3 bronze medals : Rural par Nature Rouge 2015, Domaine Silène des Peyrals 2015, Mas des Tannes Reserve Blanc 2015. read more…

Decanter Jean Claude Mas Astelia Limoux 90 pts

In Decanter magazine, Jean Claude Mas Astelia Limoux tasted by James Button
Our wine is part of Aldi wines tasted and rated : 90

“Made by Languedoc legend Jean Claude Mas, this 100% Chardonnay wine from Limoux has a lovely lifted lemon, apple and honeycomb aroma. The mouthfeel is broad and waxy, with a touch of grapefruit bitterness balanced by melon and floral notes. A fantastic wine.”

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Press Review 9 Octobre 2017

France :
Supplément ELLE Magazine : Encart publicitaire pour le Restaurent Côté Mas.
La Gazette du Centre Morbillan – FAV Super U JOSSELIN : Jean-Claude Mas Syrah Viognier ; Jean-Claude Mas Chardonnay Pays d’Oc IGP.
Le Journal de L’Orne – FAV E.LECLERC : Vinus Chardonnay Organic. read more…

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