Mas de Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 1998

« A true Aristocrat! It’d take real will power to resist drinking this
open, smooth and well-rounded wine before the wisdom of ages has
settled in this world of flavours »
This magnificent thoroughbred can be partially explained by the climate of 1998 with the intense heat of summer…

VINTAGE 1998
n°21
VINTAGE 1998
n°21

Technical sheet

GRAPE VARIETIES:

– 64.5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
– 8.8% Merlot.
– 8% Syrah.
– 6.6% Cabernet Franc.
– 5.6% Malbec.
– 2.5% Pinot noir.
– 1.4% Tannat.
-2.6% rare grape varieties: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto,
Armigne, Arenie, Bastardo, Saperavie and Tchkaveri.

CLIMATE:

The 1998 climate can partly explain the vintage’s sophistication : intense heat was followed by cool weather during the harvest, with regular showers bringing 20mm of water during September, freshening up the vine leaves and grapes thus avoiding overheating the very ripe fruit (6° during the harvest).

Dénomination:
Vin de Pays de l’Hérault.
HARVEST:
100% Manual
HARVEST DATES:
9 September – 23 September 1998 (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
26 years
MATURING:
12 to 15 months in oak barrel (1 to 7 years old barrels)
Ph:
3,71
TOTAL ACIDITY:
3.37
YIELD:
37 hl/ha.
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
13,11% Vol.
Folin:
67

HARVEST

The 1998 harvest is a sort of perfect, absolute maturity, preserving freshness as well as the aromas of very ripe fruit.

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

News from the Mas

* SIGN UP FOR 2024 HARVEST *

We’re recruiting!
We are currently looking for pickers for the 2024 harvest – between late August and early September.
Possibility of accommodation on site.

FILL-IN FORM

Become a friend of the mas

* Required field
Les infos du mas

* SIGN UP FOR 2024 HARVEST *

We’re recruiting!
We are currently looking for pickers for the 2024 harvest – between late August and early September.
Possibility of accommodation on site.

FILL-IN FORM