At Mas de Daumas Gassac we celebrate the birth of each vintage as a unique creation. As it evolues, the vigneron helps it develop its own, unique character, emphasizing its strength, bringing out its absolute best.
Distinguished, fresh, elegant, balanced, with unmatched complex aromas, this 2013 is really impressive and thoroughly seductive.
– 72% Cabernet Sauvignon.
– 5.4% Merlot.
– 5.3% Tannat.
– 3.8% Cabernet Franc.
– 2.5% Malbec.
– 2% Pinot noir.
– 9% rare grape varieties : Petit Verdot, Abouriou (France), Nielluccio, Montepulciano (Italie), Saperavi (Géorgie), Carménère (France), Tempranillo (Espagne).
A humid and rainy winter and spring, slowing down the vegetation.
Flowering from 6TH June. Dry summer with moderate heat. Perfect for the vine, slow and long ripening, the grapes took their time to ripen, giving high quality fruits.
Harvest: beautiful hot and dry weather, late hand picking due to late ripening.
Classic Medoc vinification – long fermentation and maceration (20 days at least) in stainless steel tank – no filtration
The 2013 harvest at Daumas Gassac started on Monday 16 September,
the latest for 20 years !
Our team of 36 grape pickers came from over 10 countries (Ireland, Morocco, France, Rumania, England, Poland …). They started with some Muscat and Sauvignon Blanc destined for a white grape juice (a new creation) and for the 2013 Rosé Frizant (Muscat, Mourvèdre and Cabernet Sauvignon)…
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!