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2010 Paul Mas Coteaux du Languedoc Chateau Paul Mas Clos des Mures, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

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Wine Notes

Indicative blend: 83% Syrah, 12% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $19   From: $19   To: $21

Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 Silver

Price History for 2010 Paul Mas Coteaux du Languedoc Chateau Paul Mas Clos des Mures, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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Grape Variety

Grenache (aka Garnacha) and Syrah (aka Shiraz) have been blended together for many centuries – a combination which has proved extremely successful. Both members of the blend (Grenache and Syrah) prefer warm climates, such as those found in southern France, in Spain, and in the warmer New World countries. The most prestigious wines in which these two varieties come together are those of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Wines made from this blend typically have aromas of stewed plums, black cherries, blueberries, black olives and even a hint of spiced dark chocolate.

In France the blend is widely used in the southern ...more


Region
  • Languedoc-Roussillon is a large and diverse wine region in the south of France, covering an area that stretches from Nimes and Montpellier in the east, around the Gulf of Lyon to the Spanish border.

    As suggested by the double-barreled name, Languedoc-Roussillon was once two independent regions – Languedoc and Roussillon. Although the worlds of wine politics and commerce have enduringly grouped the two together, geography and culture separate them; Languedoc is quintessentially French in character, whereas the strong influences of Spanish and Catalan culture are clear across Roussillon. While Languedoc's vineyards are mostly located on coastal plains, those of Roussillon are either perched on cliff tops or nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees. However, the two regions have been treated as a ...more

  • France – the home of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne – is arguably the world's most important wine-producing country. For centuries, it has produced wine in greater quantity – and of reportedly greater quality – than any other nation. Wine is ingrained i...more

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