Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge 2016

45.00

Description

This estate blend of red grapes – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and up to 20 other rare varietals – is aged for 18 months in small oak casks. Once bottled, the wine’s flavours are robust and intense, especially for the first 5-7 years from vintage. After that its complexity and depth intensify for up to 25 years, if you can resist. Be sure to decant for heightened enjoyment. Great finesse and complexity. Lay down for ten or more years from vintage, or drink now.

Considered by wine experts as “The Grand Cru of the Midi (South of France)” (Hugh Johnson), “A Latife in Languedoc” (Gault & Millau), “One of the 10 best wines in the world” (Michael Broadbent), or simply “Exceptional” (Robert Parker).

  • Rich, complex, long ageing
  • 750ml
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • Cork
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Producer: Mas de Daumas Gassac

Famously referred to as "the Lafite Rothschild of the Languedoc” by the French gastronomic guide Gault & Millau “the only Grand Cru of the Midi” (Hugh Johnson) and “exceptional” (Robert Parker), family owned Mas de Daumas Gassac has consistently been the Languedoc gold standard for the past four decades.

Daumas Gassac brought new ideas to the Languedoc by farming organically, using low-yielding old clone vines and planting a multitude of grape varieties to build complexity in their wines. The 80-hectare estate which made its first vintage in 1978 with the assistance of the celebrated oenologist Émile Peynaud, 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. Samuel Guibert has overseen winemaking at Mas de Daumas Gassac since 2005, taking over from his father, Aimé and the estate, which unusually for the Languedoc makes a red dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon rather than indigenous grapes, has come to be seen as the first to demonstrate that a French non-appellation wine could command a price equivalent to that of a classed growth Bordeaux.

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