Established in 1922 by the Gau family, the Domaine de la Ferrandiere is located in the heart of the Pays d'Oc region, between the Corbieres and the Minervois regions, offering a range of wines that perfectly express the signature characteristics of this unique terroir of clay and limestone on a lagoon bed with salt content. The vinification of their Malbec is short (six days), focusing on developing the freshness of the fruit. The finesse of the skin allows a full and rapid extraction of color and produces soft tannins. Bayway wine managers know our customers love a good Malbec and this one is plump and juicy with fresh plum and currant fruit and a very pretty floral perfume and hint of sweet tobacco smoke. And it sees no oak at all so its clean profile makes it ideal for serving with sausage, grilled poultry or soft ripened cheese.
|Fourth-generation vintner Jean-Claude Mas has blazed the trail for premium winemaking in the Languedoc region. Since taking the helm of the Mas family’s centuries-old estate in 2000, his driving mission has been to use only premium quality grapes to craft superior wines with a modern, New World flair. Beginning with the original 86-acre estate, he has since grown the winery to a 1000-acre enterprise with a commitment to sustainable viticulture; he also contracts with 80 growers that collectively farm nearly 2000 acres, making Domaines Paul Mas one of the Languedoc’s most influential wineries. Above all, Jean-Claude strives to make wines with authenticity and refinement, the end result of which is a family of magnificently charming wines that burst with personality and express their unique terroir.