Along the road to Montpeyroux, somewhere between the town of Montpeyroux and the wine village of Aniane sits the village of Saint Jean des Fos. And, along the Herault River, just to the west of town, sits the winery of Mas Conscience.
As a long time vistor to the area, it was wine hunter Bernard Bardou who first brought the small winery to my attention a few years ago. Back then, Bardou remarked as we were having lunch in Montpellier, that Conscience was one of the up and coming “new” producers in a region best known for the long established producers like D’Aupilhac, Gassac and Chabernon.
The Mas Conscience winery makes nine wines of incredible local character. Being between Montpeyroux and Aniane the style of the wines are of neither village, and instead have a style of their own.
The 2016 Mas Conscience L’n is a charmer. Light and lively, it’s made from a blend of Grenache blanc, Vermentino, Roussanne and Viognier, the wine is not Rhone at all, but totally Languedoc in style.
Rich lime flavors from the Grenache blanc picked from vineyard on the side of the quartz based riverbed melds joyously with the peach like flavors from the Roussanne. The light honeysuckle flavor from the Viognier and the dryness of the Vermenino, add a nice counterpoint to the vibrant fruit, making this wine so easy to drink.
That’s why, the 2016 Mas Conscience L’in is today’s WineSiders’ Wine of The Day!!!