This Cotes du Rhone is a 100% Grenache that offers great fruit and a crowd- pleasing style, made for a near term easy drinking.
|Appellation||Cotes du Rhone|
|Winery||Chateau Mas Neuf|
|Inventory||Very Low Stock (-3)|
Venison, bull meat, beef, rack of lamb.
Cherries, strawberry, licorice and subtle garrigue aromas are emerging from the glass. It’s a well-made, medium-bodied effort geared for near-term easy drinking.
15 to 20 days of fermentation in concrete vats on the skins after destemming and crushing. Fermentation at controlled temperature (28°C). Maturation for 9 months in concrete vats.
Head pruning. Leaf Thinning and pruning.
Combination of sand and smooth pebbles typical to the Villafranchian era.
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.