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Château Paul Mas

Château Paul Mas
2014 Clos des Mûres, Languedoc AOP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .15%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99
Cellar Selection

Château Paul Mas
2014 Clos des Mûres, Languedoc AOP

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Vegetables

Category: Southern French Red

Date Tasted:
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .15%
Dusty garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of blackberry compote, roasted nut brittle, cocoa, and dried violet with a satiny, bright, dryish medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length finish imparting notes of roasted beets, spiced nougat, earth, and sandalwood with crunchy, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A supple and appetizing red that will shine at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: blackberry compote, roasted nut brittle, cocoa, and dried violet
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of roasted beets, spiced nougat, earth, and sandalwood
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Bourguignon, Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A supple and appetizing red that will shine at the table.

The Producer

Les Domaines Paul Mas

The Producer
Route de Villevryrac
Montagnac, 34530
France
33 -467 901 610

Southern French Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Southern French red is a catchall category that covers many different types of wines from the south of France. Included in this are red wines from Provence, Languedoc-Roussilon and the Rhone Valley. Most of these wines are made from Rhone varieties such as Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and Carignan and while may of them are moderately priced wines for short term-drinking, as with a Provence red or a Cotes-du-Rhone, there are some red wines from the southern of France, such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape that are medium-full to full bodied and crafted to drink well for more than a decade.

These southern French reds work with a variety of foods, such as casserole for the lighter versions, all the way to lamb shank or wild game for the more robust wines.