Moulin de Gassac Classic Rouge 2017

12.49 9.99

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  • 20% off the Languedoc

Description

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.

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IWSC 2010 Bronze Medal (2009 vintage)

  • Smooth, dry, fruity
  • 750ml
  • 13% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
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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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