Rhone Paradox is a bistro-styled, round, generous, delicious red that is meant for uncritical drinking.
|Appellation||Costieres de Nimes|
|Winery||Chateau Mas Neuf|
Syrah (50%), Grenache (15%), Mourvèdre (20%), Carignan (15%).
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The nose reveals red fruits (raspberry, redcurrants) combined with subtle hints of eucalyptus and bouquet garni. The palate is sensual, fresh with good balance. The tannins are smooth. Easy drinking.
Roast white meats, large cuts of beef, delicatessen.
Villafranchien pebble stones with very good filtration properties.
Head pruning. Leaf Thinning and pruning.
15 to 20 days of fermentation on the skins after destemming and crushing. Fermentation at controlled temperature (28°C). Maturation for 9 months in tanks and barrels (15%) that have been used for wines from Bordeaux classified growths (Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Lafite-Rothschild, Pape Clément).
The position of Château Mas Neuf, half way up the southern flank of the Costières de Nîmes is very special. The exposure to the sun is similar to that found in the Languedoc or Provence, but the proximity of lagoons and the Mediterranean Sea allows it to take advantage of warm sea breezes drifting up from the sea. This unexpected coolness is a real singularity and is called by its passionate owner, Luc Baudet, the “Rhône paradox.” It also has good terroir and old vines, factors which have all facilitated lightning progress in less than a decade. ‘I want Mas Neuf to be known for great Rhône wines – not just great Costières de Nîmes wines,’ says Luc. Taste your way through Mas Neuf cuvees and you may feel that his grandiose wish could be granted.