Chateau Paul Mas Rose
Château Paul Mas is located between Pézenas and Montpellier, 10 km from the Mediterranean. The vineyards cover 162 hectares across the Languedoc, Languedoc Pézenas, Grés de Montpellier and Pays d’Oc appellations. These sites also provide the fruit for the Paul Mas Réserve line of wines. The vines are grown in an exceptional setting, surrounded by olive trees, pine forests, oak trees, and orchards–they enjoy exposure from the north, south, and west, and are cooled by the Mistral and Tramontane winds. The grapes are heavily influenced by the gravelly clay and limestone soils on the hillsides of the Herault valley, and the chalky, fossil-rich soils on the hills of the Thau marshes. The vines are grown using sustainable viticulture practices, with portions of the vineyards being organic or certified Terra Vitis.
Pale pink in color with floral and fruity notes on the nose, plus a hint of eucalyptus. Full, supple, and fresh on the palate with an elegant finish of light spice and mint.
These 15-30 year-old vines enjoy a Mediterranean climate and grow in clay and marl-limestone soils with fossil deposits. The vineyards sit between 60-120m above sea level.
Each grape variety is vinified separately. Destemming, direct pressing (pneumatic), and fermentation for three weeks at 16°C (maximum) with selected yeasts.
Aged on lees with regular batonnage for 40 days in cement vats. Regular racking during aging to keep maximum fruit and concentration.