– 78% Cabernet Sauvignon,
– 5% Merlot,
– 5% Cabernet Franc,
– 4% Petit Verdot,
– 2% Malbec,
– 2% Pinot Noir,
– 4% rare grape varieties : Tannat, Abouriou (France), Nielluccio, Montepulciano (Italie), Saperavi (Géorgie), Carménère (France), Tempranillo (Espagne).
Thanks to plenty of rain during the first half of the year, and a magnificent dry, sunny summer, the vines hardly suffered any water stress. Conditions were optimal for perfectly ripe grapes.
Cool nights and fairly warm days accompanied us throughout the harvest, it had a distinctly autumnal feel!
Classic Medoc vinification – long fermentation and maceration (20 days at least) in stainless steel tank. No filtration.
The 40th harvest began on Thursday 24 August and ended on 13 September 2017.
An average of 46 pickers worked for a total of 14 days!
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!