2009 Mas de Daumas Gassac Blanc

2009 Mas de Daumas Gassac Blanc

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2009 Mas de Daumas Gassac Blanc

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The white from Daumas Gassac has long been a favourite of mine, in its own way just as influential as the red; indeed in the selection of grape varieties, namely equal shares of Viognier, Petit Manseng, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc, it has probably been more influential. It is great to see white wines of this stature,and those from near-by Châteauneuf-du-Pape, now being assessed in the same way as the top Chardonnays from Burgundy. Complexity is most impressive here, with ripeness, effortlessly achieved in this, near-perfect summer, manifested by notes of acacia, white peach and guava, and freshness evidenced by the stony minerality and crisp acidity which subtly underwrite the whole structure. A twist of nutty Mediterranean indulgence completes the picture, which is eminently food-friendly, but certainly worthy of trying on its own such is its fundamental quality.
(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.

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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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