Mas de Daumas Gassac - Blanc - 2019 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING
The gold-colored wine gives off citrus and floral aromas, with a lovely freshness. The mouth benefits from an intense fruit and a nice finish. To make the most of these fruit notes and freshness, it is advisable to drink this cuvée between 1 and 3 years old. On the other hand, it reveals mysterious flavors up to 10 years of aging.
In 1971, ethnologist and Ireland specialist Véronique Guibert de la Vaissière and her husband Aimé, a tanner and glove manufacturer in Millau, fell in love with an old, abandoned farmhouse in the unspoiled rural setting of the Gassac valley near the ancient abbey of Aniane. In 1972, on the recommendation of their friend, Professor Henri Enjalbert, a geologist specialising in the relationship between soils and grapes, they planted 17,000 non-cloned Cabernet-Sauvignon grafts sourced from top Bordeaux properties. An underground cellar was built on the site of the former Gallo-Roman watermill adjacent to the farmhouse, over the cold spring water from the river Gassac. For nearly five decades, the Guibert family has watched over and tended to the vines with unfailing dedication. Today, the second generation has taken over the Domaine.
Terroir: Gassac Valley
Country / Region: France / Languedoc
Grape varieties: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Petit Maseng, Viognier
Winemaking: 100% manual harvest followed by a skin maceration for 5 to 7 days, then aging in stainless steel tanks between 2 and 4 months
Pairing: asparagus in sauce, red peppers, scallops, mussels with saffron cream