Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 2016
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The 2016 vintage is currently at its youth with fresh and juicy fruit and silky tannins to the fore. The palate starts to reveal the complexity of dried berries and tertiary notes such as a hint of savouriness and smoked meat. A delicious and invigorating wine to drink and will age for the next 10-20 years.
Mas de Daumas Gassac is a remarkable red from a unique Languedoc valley. 550 metres high, it is cool and its wines are very fine. Mostly Cabernet, with up to 24 varieties in the remaining 30%, and 14 months’ barrel ageing. Elegant, complex and long.
When Aimé Guibert bought a property high in the Gassac Valley, he had no idea what riches lay beneath the scrub. It was his friend Bordeaux geography professor Henri Enjalbert who made the discovery. 40 hectares of prime viticultural land formed over thousands of years by slowly shifting glaciers. The soil is so poor and well drained, vine roots are forced to find nourishment and moisture at great depth, inhibiting growth and promoting unique aromas and flavours in the grapes. Most of this wine is Cabernet, while up to 24 other varieties complete the blend. Vinification is according to Professor Emile Peynaud, so elegant and restrained, akin to fine Bordeaux, although the herbal, mineral complexity is unique. Serve with lamb or a casserole.