Mas de Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 2011

Smooth, elegant, great finesse … are words that spring to mind at the first tasting.

The 2011 is a mouthwatering wine, full of flavour, lifted by the well balanced acidity and freshness so characteristic of the wines coming from the Daumas Gassac terroir.

VINTAGE 2011
n°34
VINTAGE 2011
n°34

Technical sheet

GRAPE VARIETIES:

– 71.6% Cabernet Sauvignon.
– 5.6% Merlot.
– 5% Cabernet Franc.
– 2.6% Pinot noir.
– 2.8 % Tannat.
– 1.6% Malbec.
– 10.8% rare grape varieties: Petit Verdot, Abouriou (France), Nielluccio, Montepulciano (Italie), Saperavi (Géorgie), Carménère (France), Tempranillo (Espagne).

CLIMATE:

Before the harvest, a cool summer allowed the vines to mature slowly.
This ensured the aromas were protected and acidity was good.
Harvest: we enjoyed an Indian summer while we were picking.
Moderate daytime heat, cool nights.

Dénomination:
IGP St Guilhem-le-Désert - Cité d'Aniane
HARVEST:
100% Manual
HARVEST DATES:
13 September – 24 September 2011 (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
39 years
MATURING:
12 to 15 months in oak barrel (1 to 7 years old barrels).
Ph:
3,54
TOTAL ACIDITY:
3,44
YIELD:
35 to 45 hl/ha.
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
13,82% Vol.
Folin:
65

HARVEST

“Very intense… a lot of work to be done in 20 consecutive days in bright sunshine.
At the end of the day the result is splendid, viognier, cabernet sauvignon, muscat…the grapes were
magnificent.” Basile Guibert

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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