Delicate Sunshine: Muscat de Frontignan from Mas de Madame

White wine“I was no more than three years old when my father poured out my first full liquor glass of an amber-colored wine which sent up to him from the Midi where he was born: the muscat of Frontignan. Ray of sunshine, sensual shock, taste-buds enlightenment. I then fell in love with wine forever.”

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Frontignan wine was the first muscat wine to become an AOC. It was in 1936. With a minimum of 110 g/l residual sugar, this wine is powerful but Guillaume Sourina, one the best wine growers in the area, knows how to make it elegant and delicate.

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In the new Guide Hachette 2014, his vintage 2011 was the favourite of the jury and received 3 stars. On the occasion of this publication, we propose different meals that wonderfully pair with his wine.
 

Tasting note from Guide Hachette 2014

landscape mas de Madame« The landscape around Mas de Madame is a dream picture : 40 year’s old vines on hillsides overhang the mediterranean sea and its fine sandy beaches. 

 The old vines cultivated there give birth to an elegant Muscat with a golden colour and emerald glints.

Bouquet first offers sweet and delicate lilac aromas followed by peaches and pears in syrup flavours. The wine in palate is magnificently balanced between syrupy power and freshness (orange-lemmon notes) and then has a long and convincing finish. »

 
Fooding

The very sweet and aromatic aspects of Muscat de Frontignan make it perfect with meals that are either sweet and delicate, such as pale flesh fruits or foie gras, or very strong in taste such as spices or blue cheeses. In the first case, it underlines the flavours of the meal. In the second case, the sweet aspect of the wine and the strong taste of the meal balance each other in mouth.
 

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 Curried Pork with Roasted Maple-Ginger Sweet Potatoes and Apples
Curried Pork with Roasted Maple-Ginger Sweet Potatoes and Apples
By Steeve from www.ouichefnetwork.com

Duck breasts with pineapple, chilli and soy
Duck breasts with pineapple, chilli and soy

By Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall from The Guardian

 Salad with pears, walnuts and Roquefort
Salad with pears, walnuts and Roquefort
By Bello from http://la-table-de-bello-tirbac.com

 Entrement with Apricot, passion fruit and pistachio
Entremet with Apricot, passion fruit and pistachio

By Mercotte from www.mercotte.fr

Le Mas de Madame
route de Montpellier

34110 Frontignan

Where to find Mas de Madame in Paris ?

In the “marché d’Aligre”, come and meet Sophie in her Languedoc wine shop.

La Jaja du Midi
21 rue D ALIGRE
75012 Paris
Ledru Rollin Metro, on line 8