Jean-Claude Mas offers blazed the trail for high quality winemaking in the Languedoc region of the South of France. Since taking the helm of the centuries-old Domaines Paul Mas in 2000, his traveling mission has been to use only premium quality grapes to art superior wines with a modern, New World flair. Above all else, this innovative, fourth-generation vintner strives to make wines with authenticity and refinement, the end result of which is definitely a family of magnificently wonderful wines that burst with personality and express their unique terroir.
The Paul Mas varietal range of single vineyard wines is made with the highest quality grapes cultivated on vineyards in the Domaines de Nicole and Château du Conas estates.
The Belluguette vineyard is predominantly limestone with gravel. The average yield of this cuvee is definitely 35hl/ha. Destemming, pores and skin contact and chilly 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 4 weeks (2/3 in French barrels and 1/3 in American oak).
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, difficulty and a lingering finish.