Mas de Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 2001

A SOMPTUOUS EXPERIENCE!
This 2001 vintage bring us what we wanted to protect the great 2000 vintage : a deep wine but perfectly ripe, delicious
« The first vintage of the third millennium »

VINTAGE 2001
n°24
VINTAGE 2001
n°24

Technical sheet

GRAPE VARIETIES:

– 65.8% Cabernet Sauvignon.
– 10.4% Merlot.
– 8.8% Syrah.
– 6.5% Cabernet Franc.
– 3.6% Malbec.
– 2.1% Pinot noir.
– 0.3% Tannat.
– 2.5% rare grape varieties : Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto,
Armigne, Arenie, Bastardo, Saperavie, Tchkaveri,
Montepulciano, Areni Noir, Tchekavesi, Souzon, Brancalleo
and Petit Verdot.

CLIMATE:

2001 started brilliantly, splendid flowering and budding a
fortnight early; pretty regular rain during the first quarter until the
end of July. The north wind started blowing in mid-August not
falling until 20 September. Six weeks of wind gusting down from
the north concentrated the juices, sugar and aromas.

Dénomination:
Vin de Pays de l’Hérault.
HARVEST:
100% Manual
HARVEST DATES:
8 September – 18 September 2001 (10 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
29 years
MATURING:
12 to 15 months in oak barrel (1 to 7 years old barrels)
Ph:
3,45
TOTAL ACIDITY:
3,37
YIELD:
35 to 45 hl/ha.
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
13,10% Vol.
Folin:
57

HARVEST

In September 2001, the Gassac Valley experienced staggering thermal shocks. These enormous thermal shocks result in a fabulous extraction of colors and 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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