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The Hedonistic Taster: Domaines Paul Mas – Languedoc, FR.

By L.m. Archer @lmarcherml

Domaines Paul Mas | Languedoc, FR.

Catch my recent article on ‘Gourmet Dining at Côté Mas’ in Taste of France magazine?

For those of you thirsty for more Les Domaines Paul Mas, here’s a taste of a few of their most popular sparklers and rosés, all from southern France.

Note: The Hedonistic Taster provides an intimate format for sharing industry trade sample with readers.

Spoiler alert: These Domaines Paul Mas wines offerexceptional value – plus enough quality, character and coloratura for any meal, occasion, or season. Santé!

CÔTÉ MAS Crémant de Limoux Rosé by Les Domaines Paul Mas.

Wine: Côté Mas Crémant de Limoux Rosé NV | Jean-Claude Mas à Ste. Hilaire

Alcohol:  12%

Suggested Retail: $15.99

Specs:  70% Chardonnay, 20% Chenin, 10% Pinot Noir.

TASTING NOTES:

Robe:  Clear coral robe, vibrant beading, diffuse mousse.

Nose:  Effervescent pamplemousse (grapefruit) aromas.

Palate: Crisp, clean, bright grapefruit notes carry through to a brilliant finish.

Suggested Pairings: Did you know that Limoux ranks as France’s oldest sparkling wine regions?F or under $20, this gorgeous-hued crémant deserves a place at the table anytime. A personal apéritif favorite.

Côté Mas Rosé Aurore by Les Domaines Paul Mas.

Wine: Côté Mas Rosé Aurore – Sud de France | Pay d’Oc IGP

Vintage: 2018

Alcohol:  13%

Suggested Retail:  $10.99

Specs: A blend of 50% Grenache Noir, 30% Cinsault, 20% Syrah

TASTING NOTES:

Robe:   Clear salmon robe.

Nose:  Rhubarb, watermelon, mineral back note.

Palate:  Delightfully briney, tart yet fleshy Queen Anne cherry bouche. Medium-light body, bright acid, silky finish.

Suggested Pairings:  The texture, depth and complexity of this wine belies the modest price tag. Serve this any time of year, particularly with poultry or fish.

Arrogant Frog Ribet Pink - Rosé by Les Domaines Paul Mas.

Wine: Arrogant Frog Ribet Pink Rosé | Pay d’Oc | Languedoc

Vintage:  2018

Alcohol:  13%

Suggested Retail:  $9.99

Specs:  100% Syrah

TASTING NOTES:

Robe:  Pale rose petal pink robe.

Nose:   Resinous cheery blossom.

Palate: Salinous red fruit. Medium body, acid plus, bright finish.

Suggested Pairings:  For under $10, this is your go-to wine for uncomplicated poolside, patio and picnic gatherings.

Learn more about Domaines Paul Mas here.

Read my article on Gourmet Dining at Côté Mas in Taste of France magazine here.

More Hedonistic Taster here.

Have a favorite French sparkler or rosé?  Please feel free to leave your comments below.

Cheers!


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