Classic shows a lustrous ruby-red hue and offers generous, fruity aromas of ripe berries and light pepper, with a medium-bodied, mellow-tannined palate of juicy blackberry, raspberry jam and liquorice. Packs impressive flavour into its elegant frame.
Soft enough to be drunk on its own though would pair nicely with a mixed grill too.
Variously described as “Lafite in the Languedoc” (Gault & Millau), “the only Grand Cru of the Midi” (Hugh Johnson) and “exceptional” (Robert Parker), Mas de Daumas Gassac has consistently been the Languedoc gold standard for the past four decades. The 80-hectare, organically-farmed estate is located deep in the sultry Midi, but enjoys a temperate microclimate as a result of altitude, which gives the wines a lovely deftness of touch.
Pays d'Hérault is a productive IGP (Indication Géographique Protégée) in Languedoc-Roussillon that focuses on mostly red wine. The area also grows grapes - both local and imported from other regions - for appellation-level wines like Minervois and Faugeres.
IWSC 2010 Bronze Medal (2009 vintage)