Wines from the Marsanne grape could be likened to Chardonnay, but without the make-up. Naturally appealing. When I poured for friends and asked what they thought it might be, the answer was “who cares, it’s delicious”. Paul Mas’ wine is a drink anytime, crowdpleaser for sure, and I think the price is very nice too.
Saint Roch is more elegant, and aperitif in style. Shades of something they’d charge $20 a glass for at a fancy restaurant. Check it out for winter dinner parties. Produced from Grenache Blanc and Roussanne grapes – your wine geek friends always want to know these things.
PAUL MAS 15 Marsanne Reserve, Pays d’Oc, France 462457 Vintages $13.95
LA FAGE ‘SAINT ROCH’ 15 Cotes du Roussilon ‘Vieilles Vignes’, France 175232 Vintages $15.95