Notes: Mango, Pineapple, Melon Elderflower, Honeysuckle Vanilla Cream, Brioche
Dryness: Very Dry
Alcohol (%): 14
Origin: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Maker: Château Paul Mas
- Grenache (Garnacha, Cannonau)
Fermentation: Slight Wood
Decanting: <30 minutes
Asian Food Pairing: Shellfish sushi, Chinese steamed crab, Coconut rice pudding with tropical fruits,
Western Food Pairing: Chicken tagine with apricots, goat's and sheep's cheeses, fish pie
Château Paul Mas Parcelle Belluguette Languedoc Blanc 2020
Château Paul Mas Parcelle Belluguette Languedoc Blanc is a truly elegant wine. Deep lemon colour with green reflections. Intense and complex nose as it takes you through aromas of tropical fruits (ripe mango, pineapple, melon), vanilla and freshly baked brioche. Rich and creamy texture on the palate, which exudes fruity flavours within a floral frame before closing in a long finish.
45% Grenache, 30% Vermentino, 15% Roussanne, 10% Viognier. The fruit comes from the Belluguette vineyard in the Languedoc region. The vines are 9–21 years old and grow in predominantly clay-limestone soils with gravel. The vineyard has a 40–110 metre altitude and experiences a Mediterranean climate.
Mechanical harvesting at night. Separate vinifcation of each variety, pneumatic pressing, settling at 6–8°C. The presses are vinified separately from the free-run juice, then reincorporated. Slow fermentation at 15–18°C with selected yeasts: Viognier and Roussane ferments in vats then new barrels (40% American oak, 60% French oak), the Vermentino and Grenache vinifies is stainless steel vats. Final assembly in March.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
by Andreas Larsson - 90 POINTS
"Bright light golden colour. Rather tropical nose offering apricot, pineapple, floral hints and honey with mild oak underneath. The palate is dense and ample with a slight toast and oak presence, ripe yellow fruit and nutty flavours with a mild acidity, some extract and a long warm finish."