Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #Sommelier  Guillaume Virsolvy

5/25 Brand Ambassador Guillaume Virsolvy of Les Domaines Paul Mas

@paul_mas

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: R U ready 4 2day's #SommChat w/ Guillaume Virsolvy @paul_mas 12N ET? @davidwong1966 @LisaSharaHall @ricasoli99 @VinoVisit @broadbentwines

Lisa Shara Hall @lisasharahall: @keepercoll @paul_mas @davidwong1966 @ricasoli99 @VinoVisit @BroadbentWines I will not be able to come

mary gorman-mcadams, @gormanmcadams: @keepercoll @paul_mas @FredDexMS @CrusBourgeoisUS @gormanmcadams @ronan_sayburnms

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Welcome 2 #SommChat ! Tell ur friends to come chat about #wine w/ #US Brand Ambassador for @paul_mas Guillaume Virsolvy

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Today we’re introducing #US Brand Ambassador for @paul_mas Guillaume Virsolvy who will talk about #wine on #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Let’s start some Q’s! S/O to Guillaume Virsolvy @paul_mas so he knows you’re here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Don't forget to include the #SommChat hashtag in EVERY tweet during this chat so everyone can see it! #WineWednesday\

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: You can ask Guillaume Virsolvy @paul_mas Qs with us by tagging! He’ll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Ask Q’s or just let us know you’re here! Tag @keepercoll & @paul_mas w/ Q’s & comments! #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Let's start talking #Wine with #US Brand Ambassador for @paul_mas Guillaume Virsolvy #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: great to celebrate #NationalWineDay on #SommChat w/ @paul_mas Guillaume Virsolvy

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll Glad to be here! Excited to introduce you to Paul Mas and our philosophy of rural luxury

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q. @paul_mas Where is @paul_mas located? #SommChat

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll @paulmas is located in the #Languedoc region of Southern #France #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q to @paul_mas fr #SommChat #Somm - can you describe tasting notes 4 white and red #wines ? #NationalWineDay

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll 40% #Vermentino,30% #Roussane,20% #Grenache,10% #Viognier from R Belluguette vineyd 4 mos oak aging (2/3 Fr,1/3 Amer) #SommChat

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll our white, Belluguette, can age up to 5 years and more.

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll 85% #Syrah, 10% #Grenache, 5% #Mourvedre. Spends 9 mos in oak, blackberries on nose, full bodied w/chewy tannins #SommChat

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll Clos des Mures, our red, can age up to 10 years

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll we make wine to be drinkable now but our wines do equally well with age

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr shy #SommChat peep: what are your biggest issues for weather -are you affected like #Burgundy? @paul_mas

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll No, the Languedoc climate is ideal for wine-growing. Winters are not too cold or rainy and summers have warm days and cooler nts

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll warm days and cooler nights gives our wines great balance which leads to refreshing acidity

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman; Q @paul_mas How did you get your start in wine & who are your mentors? Thanks #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: @SandyWasserman we just saw your question in tweetdeck under #SommChat :)

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @SandyWasserman i'm originally from the Languedoc and grew up with these wines so I wanted to promote my region #sommchat

Keeper Collection @SommChat: Q. @paulmas Where exactly is the #Languedoc? #SommChat

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @SommChat It’s in South Central #France. We’re 30 mins from Montpelier and 5 mi from the #Mediterranean Sea #SommChat

Keeper Collection @SommChat: Q fr #SommChat #Somm : @paul_mas can you explain your cellar mgt program?

Luke Boland @Luke_Boland: @paul_mas @keepercoll I know 2014 in northern Italy was quite challenging, how was the 2014 vintage in southern France? #SommChat

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @Luke_Boland @keepercoll there were some hailstorms which did compromise our yield but overall the wines fared well

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Q @paul_mas Any plans to make wines outside Lanquedoc? #sommchat

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @SandyWasserman Nope, we are proud ambassadors for the region and want to promote it as much as we can

Luke Boland @Luke_Boland: @keepercoll @paul_mas Is 2013 current vintage of the Belluguette? I love the richness of this white wine. Deserves time in bottle! #SommChat

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @Luke_Boland @keepercoll Thx! Yes, 2013 is current vintage. We believe it gets better with age.

Luke Boland @Luke_Boland: @SommChat @paul_mas do you find significant difference between Provencal Syrah and Northern Rhone characteristics? #SommChat

Katarina Andersson @ricasoli99: @keepercoll Hi #SommChat passing by while on the train back from #Valtellina

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: so gr8 to see you on #SommChat @ricasoli99

Katarina Andersson @ricasoli99: Thanks @keepercoll nice to be here at #SommChat

Keeper Collection @SommChat: Q. @paul_mas What #varietals thrive in the #Languedoc ? #SommChat #NationalWineDay

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll #Grenache #Syrah #Mourvedre #Carignan R most common in the #Languedoc #SommChat

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll #Chardonnay #Pinot Sauv Blanc #Malbec #Cab, ME #Vermentino, #Marsanne also thrive #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS @SandyWasserman: Q @paul_mas What do you like to drink when not drinking your wines or others from the Lanquedoc? Thanks #Sommchat

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @SandyWasserman California Chardonnays

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q. @paulmas Who is the winemaker @paul_mas? #SommChat

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll @paulmas Jean-Claude Mas, a 4th gen vigneron, turned the family grape growing farm into a fine #wine estate in 2000. #SommChat

Jean Reilly MW @JeanKReilly: @paul_mas @keepercoll @paulmas What grape variety do you think best represents the Languedoc? #Languedocwines

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @JeanKReilly @keepercoll @paulmas the go-to are our Paul Mas Estate Carignan, Picpoul de pinet, Clairette and Marsanne #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr shy #SommChat peep: How many bottles of red and wine do you make each year @paul_mas do you have plans to expand?

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll for the single vineyard wines, Belluguette and Clos des Mures, no more than 30000 btles.

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll no expansion plans but we make wine in our 12 different estates located across the Languedoc

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q. @paul_mas What is Jean Claude Mas’ philosophy @paul_mas? #SommChat

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll We are the ambassador of ‘luxe rural’ and appreciation of the simple pleasures in life artfully rendered by nature #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q. @paul_mas What are some good #winefood pairings with your white and red #wines ? #SommChat

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll Belluguette – gr8 apero or #salad and #fish. Clos des Mures works w/ game and strong #cheeses #Sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr shy #SommChat peep: what states in #US can we look to buy @paul_mas white and red #wines

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll we work with a national importer who has distribution in every state so you can ask your local wine retailer to request the wine

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q. @paul_mas Is sustainable winemaking important to you? #SommChat

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll Sustainability & #Biodynamic viticulture has always been our focus. 80% of our land will be fully #organic by 2020 #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm - how do the #wines of @paul_mas change in hot weather vs cold vintages ?

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @SommChat no change. Jean Claude Mas has a great understanding of terroir/soil to keep our wines consistent from year to year

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr #SommChat #Somm do % of UR blend change from year to year when you have less % of a varietal and how does that chg taste @paul_mas ?

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll slt change is possible but it doesn't affect the profile of the wines #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q fr shy #SommChat peep: Do you welcome visitors to the winery and how can I make an appointment @paul_mas ?

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: Q. @paul_mas How has winemaking in the #Languedoc evolved? #SommChat

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll Region used 2B known 4 quantity > quality. We understand our #terroir & manage yields 2 prod best value complex #wines #SommChat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: q fr #SommChat #Somm : does @paul_mas hold back #wines in the cellar and what is the oldest vintage U have tasted? Attributes?

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll we do.oldest vintage 4 Clos des Mures is 2004 & Belluguette is 2006 but only avail at special events at winery #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: q fr #SommChat #Somm - what is typical harvest date and how long does it last @paul_mas ?

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll middle to end of August to middle to end of September depending on the year #sommchat

KeeperCollection @keepercoll: A big thank you to #US Brand Ambassador for @paul_mas Guillaume Virsolvy for being with us on #SommChat !

Domaines Paul Mas @paul_mas: @keepercoll Thx for having me! Hope you enjoy our wines. Feel free to taste, age and have fun with our wines. #sommchat

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