2008 Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge

2008 Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge

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2008 Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge

Description

Mas de Daumas Gassac, famously described as' The First Growth of the Languedoc' by no less a luminary than Hugh Johnson , is located just to the north-west of Montpellier.The advice given in 1972 to the owner Aimé Guibert by geologist Henri Enjalbert and Bordeaux oenologist Emile Peynaud, was that both the soils and the climate here were perfect to reproduce the outstanding quality of the wines of the Médoc and in particular to the cultivation of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, hitherto a virtual stranger this far East. History has proved them to be correct!

Cabernet Sauvignon makes up 80% of this wine blend, the balance an intriguing combination of indigenous varieties, such as Grenache and Cinsualt, and those seldom found in France . let alone the Languedoc, such as Tempranillo and Nebbiolo.

The parcels are vinified separately, then afforded generous elevage in barriques, some of which are new. Classic aromas of cassis and tobacco box remind one immediately of the Médoc, but behind this there is a herbal richness and notes of plum, licorice and black pepper, the combination of which is as unusual as it is beguiling.

The tannic structure of the wine is the key to its quality; elegance and persistence are both evidenced, and the Cabernet Sauvignon re-asserts itself powerfully on the finish, which is long and satisfying.
(Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)
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Mas de Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Gassac

Famously described as the ‘First Growth of the Languedoc’, Mas De Daumas Gassac remains unique in the region. 

The world-famous red is an intriguing blend of Cabernet Sauvignon along with a mix of indigenous and more unusual varieties from the south of France, such as Grenache, Cinsualt and Tempranillo. Mas De Daumas Gassac Blanc is a similarly fascinating blend of grape varieties, with Chardonnay and Viognier taking centre stage. Lauded across the wine world, not for nothing is this Domaine named the Lafite of the Languedoc.

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VdP de l'Herault

VdP de l'Herault

Hérault is a Vin de Pays (Départementaux) French wine appellation, that encompasses vineyard area from the eponymous Hérault department in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon. Hérault is surrounded by the departments of Aude, Tarn, Aveyron, Gard, and the Mediterranean sea on the south. 

The reputation of Hérault received its biggest boost by the success of the wine domaine Mas de Daumas Gassac, located to the north of Montpellier. Aimé Guibert, the founder of the domaine, planted an eccentric mixture of vines on fine, volcanic soil that was identified by oneologist Emile Peynaud to be capable of producing wines of Cru standard. 

Plots of lands like this are rare in Hérault, but the ever-improving wine-making and the proliferation of international varieties deliver wines of excellent quality that compare very well with the DO appellation wines nearby. Syrah, Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot, Grenache are the dominant red wine grapes, while Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Marsanne and Viogner are the main white varietals.

Recommended Producers:
Mas de Daumas Gassac, Mas Conscience

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Other Varieties

Other Varieties

There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.

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