Mas de Daumas Gassac Primeur 2017 - White
The white Mas de Daumas Gassac is produced by not less than 27% Viognier, 25% Petit Manseng, 21% Chardonnay, 13% Chenin and 14% of less known grape varieties. The harvest is carried out manually. The grapes are macerated with skin for 5-7 days after harvest.
- Country : France
- Region : Languedoc
- Grape variety : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Pinot noir
- Classification : IGP St Guilhem-le-Désert – Cité d'Aniane
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2017
- Alcohol degree : 13,5 %
- Storage potential : More than 10 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Mas de Daumas Gassac doesn't require any special presentation to those who love prestigious wines from Langedoc. The winery is a family property created by Aimé Guibert in the early 70's. Aimé chose to plant wine on its newly purchased land and made the very unacademic choice to plant vine varieties from Bordeaux and not only those which were used in the typical Languedoc vineyards. The wines thus became common IGP wines and no DOP wines that require that the local rules for wine making have been followed. The vineyards are situated close to the south-French garrigue bush, and you can find complex aromas of laurels, thyme, rosemary, lavender, fennel, mint and more in the wines. The agriculture is organic and since 2016, cattle grazing the soil around the vineyards have been introduced instead of using mechanical lawnmowing!
The white Mas de Daumas Gassac 2017 is harvested in early September. Young, it's a fresh wine with hints of yellow fruit, myth and menthol. The wine evolve with the storage and the oxidation provides aromatic elements of Sherry. To pair with an ovencooked salmon with dill and butter.