La Forge Estate

Pinot Noir

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. La Forge Estate wines symbolize a harmonic fusion in the realm of winemaking—Old World wines with a New World attitude. They are made from carefully selected grapes from the Domaine’s best contracted vineyards. The resulting wines are expressive, bright, and aromatic.

Tasting Notes

Very elegant notes of red berries (strawberry, cherry) combined with soft spices and a hint of vanilla. Medium-bodied wine with ripe tannins and a well-balanced acidity.


Cultivation

Vines grow on clay and limestone soils with gravel.


Vinification

Destemming. Malolactic fermentation occurs in barrels. The wine is then aged in oak barrel for six months. Skin contact maceration occurs for three days at 50°F in order to extract color and aromas. The fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks with selected yeast at 77°F maximum and is followed by skin contact maceration for five days. Malolactic fermentation occurs in barrels.


Aging

The wine is aged in oak barrels for six months.

APPELLATION

Pays d'Oc IGP

ABV

13.5%

ALTITUDE

200-250 meters

SOIL

Clay and limestone, locally gritty

PHILOSOPHY

Sustainable

AVERAGE AGE

11-21 years

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