Paul Mas Sparkling Picpoul Chardonnay


When he started out in the late 1990s, Mas set out to make wines to export: “Selling wines to the French is like trying to sell hamburgers to the Americans.”  Consequently, he exports, to 58 countries, 97 per cent of the 20 million bottles he produces annually. An alternative to Prosecco, this wine appeals because of the combination of Picpoul & Chardonnay. Well worth a try. Another Paul Mas review here:

Tasting notes: Very pale colour and soft mousse. Fresh pear fruits on the palate and well-balanced acidity. Not complex but very refreshing. 

Wine Colour – White
Price – £10
Where do I get it from? Waitrose
Current Vintage – 2016
Producer – Paul Mas (Jean Claude Mas)
Grape – Chardonnay, Picpoul
Region/Country – Languedoc Roussillon/France
Points – 90
Food Pairing: An excellent aperitif.

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