2022 Domaines Paul Mas Claude Val Blanc
Domaines Paul Mas was founded in 1892. The current owner, Jean-Claude Mas, is without doubt the pioneer in the revival of the Languedoc as a region for quality wines. Jean-Claude characterizes his wines as 'Le Luxe Rural', rural luxury. With international grape varieties he has given Languedoc a 'new world' allure. And with his fashionable wines from local grapes, he has made the local character of the Languedoc hip again among wine lovers. Hubrecht Duijker rightly calls Jean-Claude Mas a 'wine wizard' and at Grandcruwijnen we are the only one in the Netherlands to also carry the high-end Grandcrus of Paul Mas.
The grapes of the Claude Val come from selected vineyards with a clay-like gravel soil. The climate is Mediterranean with influences from the Atlantic Ocean. The Claude Val is a blend of Vermentino, Chenin, Mauzac, Chasan, Sauvignon and Grenache. The grapes are fermented separately at a controlled temperature of 16 degrees. This ensures that the wine retains its fruit, concentration and softness.
In the glass, the Claude Val Blanc has a lemon yellow color with a green tinge. In the nose we smell notes of citrus fruit, white flowers and tropical fruit. In the mouth, the Claude Val is remarkably fresh and especially for a wine from this price range, the wine is very lively with lots of tropical fruit (pineapple, citrus, peach) and has a nice balance in the acids, which ensures a pleasant and good aftertaste. a delicious glass to simply enjoy, but the Claude Val Blanc is also an excellent accompaniment to dishes with white fish. Also delicious with chicken curry.
|Type of Wine
|Chenin Blanc, Grenache, Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino
|Drinking as of
|Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Light, Tense, White fruit
|Borrelen, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag