Sommelier note: Domaine Mas Nuy is one of the little gems in the highly regarded appellation of Faugères. Tucked away in the bushy hillsides around the medieval town of Faugères, giving it’s name to the appellation, the vineyards have a particular ‘Terroir’. The soil is extraordinary with Schiste (brown and grey slate). This soil type delivers nice freshness in the wines with lots of minerality and acidity. This soil, plus some altitude, keep the wines ‘alive’ in your mouth and won’t tire you! You won’t need your vacuum pump to seal a half full bottle at the end of the meal.
Chardonnay is not a traditional local varietal here in the hot Languedoc but on the cooler hillsides of the Faugères and on these schiste soils it produces fabulous fruit! This blend with Viognier gives the best of both worlds: Viognier is floral and fruity (think almond blossom and white peaches) and Chardonnay gives freshness, acidity and a long finish. No oak here, as often appears with most US Chardonnay! This winemaker wants to share the beautiful, primary aromas of the fruit coming from his special soil, without interference or “doctoring“, if you will, by the winemaker. Easy drinking wine, just by the glass, or with creamy goat cheeses. Perfect wine for every day drinking. This will never bore, and could be your new, much improved house white?