2013 Mas de Daumas Gassac, Rouge, St Guilhem-le-Désert Cité d'Aniane, Languedoc

2013 Mas de Daumas Gassac, Rouge, St Guilhem-le-Désert Cité d'Aniane, Languedoc

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2013 Mas de Daumas Gassac, Rouge, St Guilhem-le-Désert Cité d'Aniane, Languedoc

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Super ripe, dense fruit, plum, smoke, scorched earth, lavender.  There is a hot, dark centre to this wine, but lots of perfume and freshness surrounding it on the nose. Lovely soft texture on the palate, absolutely seamless, with no edges at all, but balanced by fresh, integrated acidity. Reams of ripe red and black fruits on the palate with plum leading cassis in a dance all the way to the fine, delicate finish.

Fine Wine Team, Berry Bros. & Rudd

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This was a relatively cool year for the Languedoc, though it was unmarred by the copious rain which fell in Bordeaux and other French vineyard regions. That suited many of the warmest Languedoc sites – but not necessarily the cooler, slightly higher-altitude Gassac valley. The wine has satisfactory alcohol levels, but it has emerged in a lighter style than usual, with super-gentle tannins and a shaded cast to the fruit making it suitable for early drinking. Its dappled freshness endows it with fine drinking qualities just now. 

Drink 2018-2025

Andrew Jefford, Decanter (April 2018)

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About this WINE

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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