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Mas de Daumas Gassac - Rouge - 2010 - 750 ml

Mas de Daumas Gassac - Rouge - 2010 - 750 ml

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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING  

“A sumptuous vintage, close to perfection! With an opulent mouth exuding great flavours, savours of very ripe fruit, incredibly rich tannins and low acidity, it is truly outstanding. 2010 is both majestic and seductive: one can drink it in its youthful first years or equally entrust it to the magic of long ageing.” Aimé Guibert  

OUR NOTES  

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.

TECHNICAL SHEET

Terroir: Gassac Valley

Country / Region: France / Languedoc

Appellation: IGP Saint-Guilhem-le-désert cité d’Aniane

Soils type: Red Glacial deposits

Grape varieties: 72.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.3% Merlot, 4.4% Cabernet Franc, 3.6% Tannat, 3.1% Pinot noir, 2.6% Malbec,  7.6% rare grape varieties

Vinification: Classic Medoc vinification – long fermentation and maceration (20 days at least) in stainless steel tank - no filtration

Maturing: 12 to 15 months in oak barrel (1 to 7 years old barrels)

Harves: 100% Manual

Yield (~): 35 hl/ha

Total production: 120.000 to 150.000 bottles maximum