Mas de Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 2017

This exceptional 40th vintage has produced the lowest yields since Mas de Daumas
Gassac was created in 1972.

VINTAGE 2017
n°40
VINTAGE 2017
n°40

Technical sheet

GRAPE VARIETIES:

– 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).

CLIMATE:

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!

Dénomination:
IGP St Guilhem-le-Désert - Cité d'Aniane
HARVEST:
100% Manual
HARVEST DATES:
2 september – 13 september 2017 (7days)
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:
3.54
TOTAL ACIDITY:
3.59
YIELD:
40 hl/ha.
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
13.5 % Vol.
Folin:
60

HARVEST

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!

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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