Arrogant Frog

Chardonnay

Jean-Claude Mas, first-generation winemaker, fourth generation grape grower, and owner of Les Domaines Paul Mas, is a leader in fine winemaking in the Languedoc region of Southern France. Since taking the helm of the family winery in 2000, he has prioritized sourcing the highest quality grapes from twelve privately-owned estates and premier growers in the Languedoc to make wines of authenticity and refinement. The result is a collection of charming wines that burst forward with the warmth and stunning beauty of the region. Within just a few years of its launch, Arrogant Frog has become the mascot of all the Paul Mas estates. Jean-Claude has shown that with creativity, expertise, and humor, the wines of the Languedoc find eager drinkers across the globe. Arrogant Frog wines are a perfect representation of Les Domaines Paul Mas’ philosophy of “Le luxe rural,” rural luxury. Château Arrogant Frog encompasses 20 hectares of vineyards in Grand Cru Limoux, 15 of which are organically farmed and five are certified Terra Vitis. The vineyards sit at 200 meters elevation and are rooted in stony limestone-clay soils of the prestigious AOP Limoux and IGP Pays d’Oc. They face north in a heavily maritime-influenced area of the region. The grapes are hand-harvested while the vines are pruned using the Guyot simple and Cordon de Royat methods. Despite their Old World roots, Arrogant Frog wines will appeal to more New World palates with fresh, bright fruit and unique varietal character.

Tasting Notes

Pale gold color with green tints. Elegant aromas of tropical fruits, with peach, white flowers and hints of vanilla. Well-rounded and smooth with refreshing acidity.


Cultivation

12-24 year old vines planted on cool, deep clay and limestone soils. The vineyards are managed with total respect to the environment.


Vinification

Destemmed grapes are vinified separately at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks for three weeks without skin contact.


Aging

After the second week of fermentation, 30% of the Chardonnay finishes its fermentation in oak barrels and remains in oak to age for three months. The wines are blended and allowed to rest before bottling.

APPELLATION

Pays d'Oc IGP

VARIETAL

100% Chardonnay

ABV

13.5%

ALTITUDE

50-80 meters

SOIL

Clay and limestone

PHILOSOPHY

Sustainable

AVERAGE AGE

16-31 years

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