Mas de Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 2000

The 2000 vintage brings something never encountered before in the Gassac valley, something that shows an extreme density and which comes without a doubt from the perfect state of maturity of the 2000 harvest!

« Nature never repeats itself! Each year she creates something new; the 2000 vintage is truly unique! »

VINTAGE 2000
n°23
VINTAGE 2000
n°23

Technical sheet

GRAPE VARIETIES:

– 69.5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
– 12.4% Merlot.
– 7.4% Syrah.
– 4% Malbec.
– 3% Cabernet Franc.
– 1.4% Pinot noir.
– 1.3% Tannat.
– 1% rare grape varieties: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto,
Armigne, Arenie, Bastardo, Saperavie, Tchkaveri,
Montepulciano, Areni Noir, Tchekavesi and Baga.

CLIMATE:

Totally untypical weather, lovely in June, cold in July, seriously
hot in August. Unheard of cold on the 14, 15 and 16 July down to
5°C at night). The whole Languedoc descended into total silence,
even the cicadas were killed off.
Harvest: gentle breezes from the north, cool nights at 9°C, bright
daytime with temperatures averaging 32°C. Truly a paradise
between 1 -25 September, reminiscent of 1978.

Dénomination:
Vin de Pays de l’Hérault.
HARVEST:
100% Manual
HARVEST DATES:
10 September – 4 October 2000 (11 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
28 years
MATURING:
12 to 15 months in oak barrel (1 to 7 years old barrels)
Ph:
3,52
TOTAL ACIDITY:
3,48
YIELD:
35 hl/ha.
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
12,93% Vol.
Folin:
63

HARVEST

Entering the New Millennium!
At last not an ordinary picking. Not a single grape was bruised. Absolute quality. Good degrees, “opulentes” maturity. Deep colors and fruity savours. 25% less than 1999.

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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