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Mundus Vini 2019

«  We are pleased to announce the excellent results received at the Mundus Vini competition  : Domaines Paul Mas has won the “ Best French Producer 2019” award as well as “ Best Languedoc Show 2019” for Domaine Les Verrières “Pierre Plantée” 2017 . In total, not less than 14 Gold and 9 Silver medals !

Come and taste our wines at Prowein : Hall 11 – Stand 11B40”

Grape Variety/ détails Vintage Medal
Château Paul Mas Clos de Savignac 2017 GOLD
Paul Mas Viognier 2018 GOLD
Mas Capendu Sauvignon Blanc 2018 GOLD
Côté Mas Rouge Opulent 2017 GOLD
Côté Mas Clairette 2018 GOLD
Chai Mas Blanc blend 2018 GOLD
Château Lauriga Soleil Blanc 2018 GOLD
Château Lauriga Grande Réserve “Jean” Syrah, Carignan, Grenache 2017 GOLD
Domaine les Verrières “Les Pierres Plantées” Syrah Grenache Noir 2017 GOLD + Best of Show Languedoc
Domaine les Verrières “Clos des Soutyères” Syrah, Carignan, Grenache 2016 GOLD
Château Arrogant Frog Chardonnay Limoux 2017 GOLD
Château des Crès Ricards Oenothera Syrah Grenache 2017 GOLD
Paul Mas Vignes de Nicole Rouge Cabernet Syrah Grenache Merlot 2017 GOLD
Château Paul Mas Clos des Mûres Syrah Grenache Mourvèdre 2017 GOLD
Côté Mas Sauvignon Blanc 2018 SILVER
Arrogant Frog Red Organic 2017 SILVER
Château Martinolles Chardonnay Vieilles Vignes 2018 SILVER
La Forge Estate Merlot 2017 SILVER
Château Lauriga Grande Réserve “Bastien” Syrah, Carignan, Grenache 2017 SILVER
Paul Mas Cabernet de Cabernet 2017 SILVER
Paul Mas Syrah 2017 SILVER
Château Arrogant Frog Merlot Cabernet Syrah 2017 SILVER
Arrogant Frog Cabernet Merlot 2018 SILVER

 

IWSC presents masterclass on unusual wines at French Wine Discoveries

The IWSC presented a masterclass on unusual wines at French Wine Discoveries in London this week.

The class, ‘Unusual Suspects’, was led by IWSC Senior Tasting Manager Pip Mortimer.

“We wanted to try and introduce some slightly unusual grape varieties, unusual regions, and normal grape varieties grown in slightly unusual regions in France,” said Mortimer.

“We’re covering six wines. It’s a whistle-stop tour through something a little bit different.”

The wines presented were IWSC winners Paul Mas Vinus Clairette du Languedoc 2017, Domaine Brusset Cairanne Blanc Les Travers 2017, Château la Sauvageonne Volcanic Rosé 2017, Clos Chateau d’Isenbourg Gewurztraminer 2012, La Cave des Vignerons de Pfaffenheim Pinot Noir Tradition 2016, and Les Plos Réserve Cabardès 2016.

“For me, the Gewurztraminer is a favourite”, said Mortimer.

“I’d love to get more people drinking it. It’s mainly only produced in Alsace in France and it’s not a grape variety that people tend to go for, and, but when you get them to taste it they love it.”

“The Pinot Noir from Alsace again is a lovely light, fruity wine, and it comes in at a very good price point.”

Wine Enthousiast Video

Sud Radio In Vino Live from Domaines Paul Mas

La prochaine émission de radio In vino sera diffusée en direct sur Sud Radio depuis Les Domaines Paul Mas à Montagnac dans notre restaurant Côté Mas.
En présence de David Cobbold, Alain Marty, Jean-Claude Mas, Monsieur le Maire de Montagnac Yann Llopis, Yves Legrand des Caves Legrand à Paris, Florent Tarbouriech de la Maison Tarbouriech et le chef du restaurant gastronomique de Côté Mas Alexandre Fontaine.

A écouter en direct samedi 8 Septembre de 12h30 à 13h sur Sud Radio
L’enregistrement de l’émission diffusée le dimanche 9 Septembre se fera également au domaine.

Retrouvez les podcasts de l’émission sur : http://invinoradio.fm/

Château Villegly, our new domains in AOC Minervois

First images of our new estate in AOC Minervois a few kilometers from Carcassonne further north in the village of Villegly: Château Villegly, 60ha gathered around the village, composed mainly of red grape varieties: Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault, Caladoc, Alicante and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Limoux experience the joy of bubbles by Robert Calvert

A great article in Charleston Magazine, summer edition, about sparkling french southwest wines in Limoux appellation by Robert Calvert.

Côté Mas Crémant de Limoux Brut Méthode Traditionnelle

Region: Languedoc (Blanquette de Limoux)
Description: Pale yellow with delicate and persistent bubbles. Intense, refined nose of honey, acacia and crystallized lemon with a palate of citrus fruits.
Pairing: An excellent aperitif that pairs well with all styles of cuisine

Côté Mas Blanquette de Limoux Méthode Ancestrale

Region: Languedoc (Blanquette de Limoux)
Description: Apple cider with  sweet flavors of honey, yellow pear and pineapple.
Pairing: Dessert.

Côté Mas Crémant de Limoux Rosé Brut

Region: Languedoc (Crémant de Limoux)
Description: Pink with delicate bubbles; refined fragrances of honeysuckle, peach and apricot; grapefruit and subtle blood orange flavors.
Pairing: Pairs well with all styles of cuisine.

Wine & Spirits Magazine Year’s Best Languedoc Roussillon

Wine & Spirits Magazine tasted 179 new-release Languedoc-Roussillon wines over the past 12 months. Tara Q. Thomas, critic for southwest France, rated 25 as exceptional (90+) and 15 as Best Buys.

90 Paul Mas Château de Crès Ricards – Stecia 2016

“Grown in the heights of the Terraces du Larzac, this is lush with floral scents, from violets to hyacinths.It feel cool even as the fruit is ripe and open, growing a little meaty and spicy with time in the glass.”

We are in Wine & Spirits magazine 2018 All-Star producer

We are in Wine & Spirits magazine 2018 All-Star producer :

Jean-Claude Mas “runs his company the way he once drove race cars: fast and smart.” His estates across the south of France “offer something for every occasion, from liter bottles of thirst-slaking Côté Mas rosés to earthy syrahs from Chateau des Crès Ricards, plus refreshing sparklers made in Cremant de Limoux.”

The Wine & Spirits magazine also rates Paul Mas 2016 Terrasses du Larzac Château des Crès Ricards Stecia a score of 90 and includes tasting notes and wine label :

Bacchus Wijn Festival Amsterdam 2018 and TV show on travel in South of France

Superb video made by the teams of the Bacchus Wijn Festival Amsterdam as part of our partnership. The south of France is a dream, our vineyard, the suites and the setting of the restaurant Côté Mas just as much, that’s for sure 😉

To find out more about the festival: http://www.bacchuswijnfestival.nl

 

Paul Mas Estate Marsanne 2016 from France is Wine of the Week

Every Monday Tom Cannavan of wine-pages.com chooses a new wine of the week.

For 16th February 2018 the Paul Mas, Estate Marsanne 2016 from France is his Wine of the Week.

Marsanne is a traditional grape of the Rhône Valley in France, though it is relatively rare to see it bottled as a single varietal wine. This example from Paul Mas’s ‘La Forge’ vineyard in the Languedoc is truly lovely, perhaps picked just a little earlier than some to retain it agility and freshness. What a beguiling nose, a bowlful of ripe pears and peaches, tiny Riesling-like floral and wax nuances, and a hint of oatmeal and almond from partial barrel ageing. Round, succulent and fleshy-fruity on the palate, there is texture and a little spice and toast, but it’s clean as a whistle into the finish. Lovely on its own, but could take everything from Chinese food to white fish in its stride. £8.99 in Majestic on a mixed-six deal at time of review. Watch the video for more information.

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

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