Mas Jullien 2016 Pays d'Herault Blanc IGP
Item Number: 15718
Sub Region: Herault
Appellation/AVA: Pays d'Herault IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 70% Carignan Blanc / 30% Chenin Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Soil Type: Limestone
Case Production: 1,250
Winemaking Notes: The entrancing white wine of Mas Jullien attests to the complex and exceptional qualities that can be expressed by the local grape Carignan Blanc when tied to Chenin Blanc. It will age gracefully while developing a large palate of nuance and silky texture that is rarely seen in even the most exalted of appellations known for their white wines.
Winemaking Notes: The Carignan ferments spontaneously while the Chenin ferments with select yeast, both in neutral 600-liter demi-muids. It ages for 12 months on its lees. The wine is bentonite fined and cellulose filtered before bottling.
About Languedoc: Languedoc’s vinous past is long and storied, being the first region the Romans stopped at to teach winemaking in France. To this day, it is massively prolific, with over 700,000 acres planted to grapes--more acres than any region in the world, including the whole country of Australia (as of 2016). For a long time, Languedoc’s reputation suffered from a "wine lake" of cheap and simple wine. But increasingly, producers in the region are focusing on creating high-quality, killer wines that demonstrate the capability of this terroir. Vins de Pays wines in particular are attracting attention for their extraordinary value.