Mas de Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 2010

The 2010 vintage – what a treat !
A splendid vintage, very full and rich, bursting with ripe fruit, with an excellent acidity thot eni ivens the noble, perfectly mature flavours.

VINTAGE 2010
n°33
VINTAGE 2010
n°33

Technical sheet

GRAPE VARIETIES:

– 70% Cabernet Sauvignon.
– 6.2% Cabernet Franc.
– 5.3% Merlot.
– 3.6% Pinot noir.
– 3.2% Tannat.
– 2% Malbec.
– 9.7% rare grape varieties : Petit Verdot, Abouriou (France), Nielluccio, Montepulciano (Italie), Saperavi (Géorgie), Carménère (France), Tempranillo (Espagne).

CLIMATE:

A moderate summer, with neither burning heat nor a drop of rain, which gave birth to luscious savours. Then, in early September, a few hot days ‘roasted’ the already very ripe grapes, which resulted in a slightly ‘caramelized’ effect.

Dénomination:
Vin de Pays de l’Hérault.
HARVEST:
100% Manual
HARVEST DATES:
16 September – 26 September 2010 (8 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
38 years
MATURING:
12 to 15 months in oak barrel (1 to 7 years old barrels)
Ph:
3,46
TOTAL ACIDITY:
3,64
YIELD:
35 to 45 hl/ha.
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
13,64% Vol.
Folin:
67

HARVEST

What a surprise! We started the harvest on the tenth of September 2010 whereas harvesting has been starting towards the end of August for the last ten years. We are back in the 1980’s !…

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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