Mas de Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 1996

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VINTAGE 1996
n°19
VINTAGE 1996
n°19

Technical sheet

GRAPE VARIETIES:

– 65% Cabernet Sauvignon.
– 9% Merlot.
– 7% Syrah.
– 7% Cabernet Franc.
– 7% Malbec.
– 3% Pinot noir.
– 1% Tannat.
– 1% rare grape varieties: Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera,
Armigne and Arenie.

CLIMATE:

Seriously heavy rain during autumn and winter of ’95 – ’96 left the
ground saturated; hot weather in May and June; a miserable July
followed by a heat wave in August and the first fortnight of
September.
Harvest: Overcast weather before picking started, several rainy
days between 13 and 21 September (235mm).
Then lovely hot, dry weather during the last week of September.

Dénomination:
Vin de Pays de l’Hérault.
HARVEST:
100% Manual
HARVEST DATES:
13 September – 27 September 1996 (9 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
24 years
MATURING:
12 to 15 months in oak barrel (1 to 7 years old barrels)
Ph:
3,72
TOTAL ACIDITY:
3.24
YIELD:
42 hl/ha.
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
12,75% Vol.
Folin:
41

HARVEST

We are in the presence of a wine of powerful constitution, with a dark red color, with black reflections, powerful nose, fleshy mouth… A great wine which will speak of fruits, more than of tannins.

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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