Mas de Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 2005

It has finesse, it’s friendly and elegant, soft, fruity and mouth-wateringly rounded.

Thoroughly enjoyable and seductive, this 2005 vintage is designed to win you over with its affability, not to impress you.

Yet it is genuinely great ! Truly outstanding !

VINTAGE 2005
n°28
VINTAGE 2005
n°28

Technical sheet

GRAPE VARIETIES:

– 63.1% Cabernet Sauvignon.
– 7.9% Cabernet Franc.
– 7.3% Merlot.
– 5.2% Syrah.
– 3.7% Pinot noir.
– 3.3% Malbec.
– 1.6% Tannat.
– 7.9% rare grape varieties: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Armigne, Arenie, Bastardo, Saperavie, Tchkaveri, Montepulciano, Areni Noir, Tchekavesi, Souzon, Brancalleo and Petit Verdot.

Dénomination:
Vin de Pays de l’Hérault.
HARVEST:
100% Manual
HARVEST DATES:
10 September – 22 September 2005 (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
33 years
MATURING:
12 to 15 months in oak barrel (1 to 7 years old barrels)
Ph:
3,49
TOTAL ACIDITY:
3,53
YIELD:
35 to 45 hl/ha.
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
12,58% Vol.
Folin:
58

HARVEST

This vintage looked like being perfectly mature at the end of August, although we usually only start picking the reds after 15 September.

After due reflection we chose to start the harvest at the end of the month so as not to fall into a trap by waiting, which would have resulted in a loss of the freshness and subtle aromas which are the hallmark of 2005.

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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