Moulin de Gassac - Viognier - White
Viognier from Moulin de Gassac is produced from Viognier grapes grown in the surroundings of l'Etang de Thau in the Languedoc region. After harvest, the grapes are separated from their clusters (éraflage) and macerates for 3 hours with their skins. The grapes are then pressed and the must is fermented in steel tank at controlled temperature. The wine is stored for 5 months before bottling.
- Country : France
- Region : Languedoc
- Grape variety : Viognier
- Classification : IGP Pays d’Oc
- Awards : Gold medal Concours général d'agriculture
- Color : White
- Vintage : 2017
- Alcohol degree : 12,5 %
- Storage potential : 2 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Mas de Daumas Gassac needs no introduction for those who are interested in wine from the Languedoc. Véronique and Aimé Guibert started the winery in 1970 which is today considered as one of the best "Cru"- wines in Languedoc. Moulin de Gassac is the vineyard's everyday, but selected wines, produced under the same requirements as the exclusive wines of Mas de Daumas Gassac. The winery is conducted in the most exposed areas north of the city of Sète, more precisely in Villeveyrac for red wines, while the vineyards for the white and rosé are located in Pinet, along the banks of the Etang de Thau. The ambition of Moulin de Gassac is to make wines which express the typical "Languedoc terroir" and to create a unique and elegant style by mixing typical grape varieties from Languedoc with varieties originating from Bordeaux.
A golden, yellow, clear color with green hues. The aroma is intensive and complex with hints of mature yellow fruits, mainly apricot and mango, but also of white flowers. Some notes of fresh hazelnuts. The palate is well balanced between freshness and roundness with a pleasant combination of ripe fruit (apricot and mango) and white flowers. A final with notes of lemon. A white wine to serve to a creamy chicken stew.