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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Mas Cal Demoura L'Etincelle Vin de Pays de l'Herault Blanc 2007
Mas Cal Demoura L'Etincelle Vin de Pays de l'Herault Blanc 2007
(search item no. 108413)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $18.97

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend with a majority of Chenin Blanc, which gives it an exceptional liveliness for a Southern France wine. A lot of character and intensity thanks to low yields enabling the expression of the terroir.

The wine is redolent of white fruit and citrus fruit enhanced by a nice minerality and a lively touch typical of the terroir. Smooth, ample and persistent in the mouth, with a fresh finish.
Food pairing: Aperitif, shellfish, noble fish (cooked or prepared as sushis / sashimis), white meats in creamy sauces, creamy goat's cheese (Pélardons), Thaï food.

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About Mas Cal Demoura:

In the Occitan language, "Cal Demoura" Means "Must Stay" .
At the time of Languedoc winemakers were abandoning their land, Jean-Pierre Jullien, passionate winemaker, had made this his motto motto. Having opted very early for a qualitative approach and respectful of the land, it is part of the winegrowers that have marked the history of the quality revolution of Languedoc wines ... Driven by his passion for wine and aware of potential local Terrasses du Larzac, it retains only its best vineyards and wine making in starting Mas Cal Demoura in the 1990s in the town of Jonquières.

Isabelle & Vincent Goumard, wine enthusiasts, whom graduated in enology from the University of Dijon, succeeded him to the field when he retired. They bought these parcels of vines (red and white) at Mas Jullien on the soil of limestone gravel COMBARIOLLES of very high quality.
Since then they have constantly to keep working in the footsteps of Jean-Pierre Jullien to produce great wines, natural wines that reflect the complexity of the soil and the balance of which allows them to age with great quality. The estate has 11 ha of vineyards and produces 40,000 bottles a year.