Mas de Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 1993

VINTAGE 1993
n°16
VINTAGE 1993
n°16

Technical sheet

GRAPE VARIETIES:

– 58.7% Cabernet Sauvignon.
– 21% Syrah
– 7% Malbec.
– 6% Merlot.
– 3% Cabernet Franc.
– 2.3% Pinot noir.
– 1% Tannat.
– 1% rare grape varieties: Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera.

CLIMATE:

Harvest: Towards the end of 9 September we were hit by a brief tornado: not much rain but violent wind and some hail stones which damaged a few grapes on about a half of the bunches. Luckily not one
grape went bad. Then from 10 to 22 September, the weather varied from sunshine to grey clouds but with steady, heavy heat.

Dénomination:
Vin de Pays de l’Hérault.
HARVEST:
100% Manual
HARVEST DATES:
6 September – 22 September 1993 (17 days).
Vinification:

Classic Medoc vinification – long fermentation and maceration (20 days at least) in stainless steel tank – no filtration

TYPE OF SOIL:
Red Glacial deposits
Âges moyen des vignes
21 years
MATURING:
12 to 15 months in oak barrel (1 to 7 years old barrels)
Ph:
3,61
TOTAL ACIDITY:
3.80
YIELD:
35 hl/ha.
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
12,60% Vol
Folin:
64

HARVEST

TASTING HINTS

The five lives of Mas de Daumas Gassac Red Wines Laid down in a cool cellar (14°-16°C, 57-60°F) even the oldest can happily wait with no problem for many years. However, being laid down in warmer temperatures will speed up the wines’ maturity.

Period of fruit

From the first autumn after bottling. A true basket of fruit, hints of what’s to come.

Period of youth

Crisp fruit and tannins to the fore. Lasts from three to seven years. A delicious and invigorating wine to drink. An absolute must.

Period of maturity

Velvety tannins appear, the fruit fades. This period lasts for seven to fourteen years. The wine reveals its true complexity.

Period of plenitude

Between fourteen and twenty-one years. The fruity flavours fade giving way to tertiary aromas with hints of dried roses, woodland moss, truffles, game!

Period of dreams

Over twenty-one years, most Mas de Daumas Gassac vintages will continue to evolve into magical flavours if laid down in a cool cellar with the right humidity. A treasure for grandchildren to discover in grandad’s cellar!

Mas de Daumas Gassac
Haute Vallée du Gassac – 34150 ANIANE
contact@daumas-gassac.com |  04.67.57.71.28

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