Notes from the Wine Cellar – Mas Champart “Causse du Bousquet”

Vino Vino Austin Mas Champart2013 Mas Champart, ‘Causse Du Bousquet’, Saint-Chinian, France


Technical Notes

The 2013 Mas Champart consists of 74% Syrah, 6% Grenache, 6% Mourvedre, 10% Carignan, and 4% Cinsualt grown on a mix of marl, clay, and limestone soils in the hill northwest of Beziers in Languedoc-Rousillon. The wine’s complexity is due to the blend of grapes and soil variety. As for vinification, the grapes are sustainable, hand-harvested, and 100% de-stemmed, while the wine is aged approximately 20 months before released. It is unfined and unfiltered, which allows the terroir and dedication to shine brightly. On the nose, aromas of blackberry, blueberry, black pepper, dark cheery, and bacon smoke are all present—though the wine will evolve in the glass without decanting. Those same characteristics are on the palate, as well, with medium acidity, a fairly full body, and a refreshingly bright quality given the region and heavy reliance on Syrah. This wine pairs well Chef Jessica’s steak, lamb sliders, and both the Roth’s private reserve and Ossau Irraty cheeses. Finally, the Mas Champart is imported by the legendary Kermit Lynch, a sure sign of quality.


Impressionistic tasting notes

Sometimes, it feels like the world has stopped making sense—thank you, election season—and you just need a late night bull session with friends after the stars have fall so far away and you’re searching for answers and wonder. The Mas Champart will help. It unlocks the universe, unfolds the cosmos, and unravels the fabric once again to let the stars arrive to awe you.


It’s just so damn sexy…

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