22/09/2013 – Côte Mas Blanc Méditerranée 2012

Cote Mas, Blanc Mediterranee 2012, France
The Paul Mas company under the dynamic leadership of Jean-Claude Mas has become a force to be reckoned with in the Languedoc region of southern France, with a presence for one of its many labels on UK wine shelves. Though there are excellent small producers in the region too of course, Mas does a very good job of making exemplary modern wines available to the UK mass market. This beautifully packaged and conceived new range of three wines, the white reviewed here plus a red and rose are really good examples: the white is zippy and fresh, with plenty of apple and lemon crunch from the Grenache and Vermentino, a touch of leafiness from Sauvignon Blanc and a little rounding out with Chardonnay. On the palate there’s a touch of spice, but plenty of immediate, punchy fruit sweetness, a rolling texture and a good core of acidity to give it balance. Watch the video for more information and specific wine and food ideas. 6.49 on offer in Majestic until 28th October 2013, which admittedly makes it more recommendable than its unsual 7.99. See all stockists on .