Estate: For over 100 years, the Mas family has been tending to vines and crafting wine at Château de Conas located in the Coteaux de Languedoc, along the Mediterranean coast. After the French revolution, the estate was broken up leaving only the family residence and 68 acres of land. In 2000, 4th generation winemaker Jean-Claude took over and under his direction, the estate has expanded to include 440 acres of vineyards, including Domaines de Nicole and Les Tannes and Astruc. Jean-Claude also contracts with 80 small family growers that bring an impressive 2000 additional acres under the Mas Domaine.
Known for his progressive approach to modern winemaking, raising the perception of Languedoc wines worldwide, his creativity and sense of humour, Jean-Claude has had many accolades bestowed on him; including ‘Winery of the Year’ by The Guardian and Top 30 ‘Winemakers of Tomorrow’ France’s L’Express magazine.
Philosophy: Striving to craft superior wines with a “New World Flair”, Jean-Claude’s mission is to “create a moment of pure pleasure” with every bottle.
Winemaking: Passionate about the environment, Jean-Claude employs Agriculture Raisonne farming methods and only organic fertilizers. The same eco-friendly farming methods and emphasis on respecting the environment are applied to all of the vineyards he contracts with.
The Côté Mas line was created to reflect “Jean-Claude’s philosophy of ‘Luxe Rural’ –an appreciation of the simple pleasures of life.” Grapes are from vineyards with clay and limestone soil.
Tasting Notes: Light pink-coral in colour with aromas of cherry, strawberry, chalky minerals and citrus zest. Straightforward with fresh flavours of cherry, strawberry, pomegranate and melon splashed with bright acidity. Grapefruit accents the dry, mineral driven finish. Always a fantastic value, a gluggable Rosé with moderate alcohol to enjoy all summer.
50% Grenache Noir, 30% Cinsault, 20% Syrah
Pays d’Oc IGP
Bottled by Paul Mas
$8 [1 liter]