Mas de Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 2004

This outstanding wine will be remembered for two reasons : its sheer, unique, opulence, and its near tropical character.

VINTAGE 2004
n°27
VINTAGE 2004
n°27

Technical sheet

GRAPE VARIETIES:

– 72.4% Cabernet Sauvignon.
– 5.8% Syrah.
– 2.6% Malbec.
– 6.3% Merlot.
– 4.4% Cabernet Franc.
– 3.6% Tannat.
– 3.1% Pinot noir.
– 1.8% rare grape varieties: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto,
Armigne, Arenie, Bastardo, Saperavie, Tchkaveri,
Montepulciano, Areni Noir, Tchekavesi, Souzon, Brancalleo
and Petit Verdot.

CLIMATE:

During the fortnight prior to harvesting (from 23 August to 6
September) the weather was odd, hot and heavy, overcast yet no
mist; absolutely unusual, almost unheard of.
Harvest: Clear and bright in September, gentle warmth and soft
wind from the north.

Dénomination:
Vin de Pays de l’Hérault.
HARVEST:
100% Manual
HARVEST DATES:
12 September – 5 October 2004 (12 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
32 years
MATURING:
12 to 15 months in oak barrel (1 to 7 years old barrels)
Ph:
3,49
TOTAL ACIDITY:
3,44
YIELD:
35 to 45 hl/ha.
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
13,16% Vol.
Folin:
53

HARVEST

A number of unexpected signs mark the beginning of the 2004 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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