Mas de Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 2014

2014 was an incredible year in our wild Gassac valley, giving birth to a truly harmonious vintage.

Great finesse, freshness, open from its early days, the 2014 vintage’s seductive elegance will be enchanting right away !

A deep peony colour, bright with glints of ruby.

The nose develops slowly to become very aromatic, with elegant hints of blackcurrants and ripe wild berries.

As the mouth opens, the wine’s great finesse comes through with splendid balance and lively flavours.

VINTAGE 2014
n°37
VINTAGE 2014
n°37

Technical sheet

GRAPE VARIETIES:

– 77% Cabernet Sauvignon.
– 7% Merlot.
– 5% Cabernet Franc.
– 3% Petit Verdot.
– 2% Malbec.
– 2% Pinot noir.
– 1% Tannat.
– 3% rare grape varieties : Abouriou (France), Nielluccio,
Montepulciano (Italie), Saperavi (Géorgie), Carménère
(France), Tempranillo (Espagne).

CLIMATE:

The year’s weather was marked by a gentle winter, then a dry spring was followed by a moderate summer – hence picking starting earlier than 2013. But the actual quantity of grapes harvested was down by 40%.

Dénomination:
IGP St Guilhem-le-Désert - Cité d'Aniane
HARVEST:
100% Manual
HARVEST DATES:
11 September – 14 September 2014 (4 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
42 years
MATURING:
12 to 15 months in oak barrel (1 to 7 years old barrels)
Ph:
3.57
TOTAL ACIDITY:
3.45
YIELD:
35 to 45 hl/ha.
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
13.6% Vol.
Folin:
63

HARVEST

This year twelve different nationalities (Irish, Moroccan, French, Rumanian, English, Polish, American, German, Spanish, Portuguese …) made up the 38 strong picking team who joined our home based cellar team; all coming together to mark the birth of the 2014 vintage.
The 2014 harvest took place between Monday 1 and Sunday 14 September (13 days of picking). Quite a change from 2013 when harvesting started on 16 September, finishing on 4 October (18 days picking).
The year’s weather was marked by a gentle winter, then a dry spring was followed by a moderate summer – hence picking starting earlier than 2013. But the actual quantity of grapes harvested was down by 35%…

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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