En Primeur offer: Mas de Daumas Gassac

Following the visit of Samuel Guibert to Ireland last week, we’re delighted to offer our first En Primeur allocation of Mas de Daumas Gassac.

En Primeur is a way of buying wines while they’re still in barrel, well ahead of bottling and release, and with considerable savings on the final retail price.

You pay the En Primeur price for the wines in advance, then pay for the excise duty, VAT and transport costs upon landing in Ireland. Transport is provided on a groupage basis with other clients so works out much more cost effective than trying to organise on an individual basis.
The 2010 Mas de Daumas Gassac red, and 2011 Mas de Daumas Gassac white and Rosé Frizant, will be ready for release in February/March of 2012. You can now purchase them En Primeur through Curious Wines.

Ever since the end of fermentation, it’s been quite clear that the 2010 red Mas de Daumas Gassac is an outstanding vintage – powerful and oozing flavours.
The moderate summer, with no burning sun but equally not a drop of rain, was responsible for the delicious savors. Then, in early September, when the grapes were already ripe, a few scorching days ‘roasted’ them, resulting in a lightly ‘caramelized’ taste.
A splendid vintage, very full and rich, bursting with ripe fruit; it’s already a delightful drink, but will develop beautifully as the years go by. Born of a vineyard that’s over 30 years old, the 2010 vintage can thus be enjoyed while young, but you can be sure it will age magically if you put it down in a good, cool cellar.
You’ll be welcome in our glorious, wild valley at only a few kilometers from the abbey at St Guilhem-le-Desert.
The vigneron thanks you for your loyalty.
Véronique, Samuel, Gaël et Roman GUIBERT

Mas de Daumas Gassac red 2010

A very late spring and long summer lead to one of the latest harvests – picked by hand as usual – in the past 10 years with a reasonable yield. The 2010 resembles its big brother 2009 as the very ripe fruit is balanced by the sharp acidity that makes the wines from the cool Gassac Valley distinct and rich.
The 2010 red will impress many by the elegance it delivers now with a long finish that lingers on the palate. For those with patience, we recommend waiting 5 years to start enjoying the more evolved, earthy undertones that emerge with age.
Mas de Daumas Gassac white 2011

The first flower appeared around the 10th of May showing signs of an earlier harvest than 2010, but with a cool month of June and a very moderate month of July, picking was in early September.
With a dominant blend of Viognier, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Petit Manseng, the Daumas Gassac white continues to provide an explosion of apricot and passion fruit aromas in its youth. With a superb density and freshness in the mouth, the emphasis is on fruit and minerality.
Rosé Frizant

A fresh naturally sparkling wine made from a single fermentation and no dosage, the Rose Frizant has fine bubbles and a fruity finish.
A genuine rosé wine – it could almost be a fruit juice – delights the palate with lively fine bubbles, smooth fruity aromas, very fresh thanks to its low alcohol content.


The En Primeur amounts will be required now to secure your allocation of these wines. In March 2012, when the wines are released and transported to Ireland, you will pay the balance, including the transport, excise duties and VAT.
Please note the above costs of duty and VAT are at prevailing government rates as of 25 October 2011. Any increase or reduction in these rates by the time of release will be passed on as appropriate and will alter the final payment and net cost per bottle accordingly.
You can order by calling us on 021 432 0233 or by ordering online here.

Final orders for Mas de Daumas En Primeur 2011 must be received by Monday 7th November 2011.

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