Rhône meet the Languedoc in this ethereally lovely red blend, and Robin’s de facto house red. It manages to jump straight out of the glass with bright violet notes, soft fresh fruit, a sprinkle of pepper and nuances of mountain herbs and spice. Think along the lines of a classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape with lots more freshness – a factor of Mas Brunet’s location on the windswept limestone plateau of the Terrasses de Larzac. This will pretty much go with anything but if we had to pick, it would be a rich, slow cooked tomato-ey cassoulet with haricots blancs and sausages, with plenty of crusty bread on the side for dipping.
With a structure that matches Côtes-du-Rhône but the prettiest of delicate nuances, Mas Brunet is a firm favourite of the Swig team. Based just north of Montpellier and round the corner from Mas de Daumas Gassac (the Lafite of the Languedoc), the hot Southern French climate and dry summers make it tricky to retain a fresh finesse in Rhone varietals. Yet the Mas Brunet Cuvée du Mazet manages to jump straight out of the glass with bright violety peppery soft fresh fruit, and nuances of mountain herbs and spice. This welcoming style of wine simply lives to please. It is a definite pasta wine. Or steak. Or fish. Or curry. Or cheese. It is the ultimate red wine for all food, people and life!
FROM THE PRESS
“I am a huge fan of this estate and its utterly delicious wines...Mas Brunet makes Côtes-du-Rhône-shaped wines but with more lift and vivacity than you might have thought possible from this style of red... It is the definitive red wine for all palates and all occasions.”Matthew Jukes, Money Week