Domaines Paul Mas Winery Tasting

Tasting French wines on Mother's Day at Justine's

Tim Dornon, chef de cuisine, Uchiko, and Jean de Castelnau, export director, Domaines Paul Mas, Languedoc (Photo by Wes Marshall)

Jean de Castelnau, the export director for Domaines Paul Mas winery in France’s Languedoc, was here in Austin for a trade tasting and later for a small party at Justine's.

Mindy League, creative strategist, Somnio Solutions, and Moxy Castro, Southwest region manager, Esprit du Vin Wines (Photo by Wes Marshall)

My favorite of his wines was the brisk and refreshing white Picpoul de Pinet ($16), though the food-friendly Malbec ($15) was a close second. Everyone’s favorite was the bold, dark red Clos de Savignac Grand Cru ($30), but it is quite rare and only available at Justine’s and the Austin Wine Merchant. The Picpoul is avail at select Spec’s and the Malbec is at East End Wines. All are worth trying.

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