– 78% Cabernet Sauvignon,
– 4% Merlot,
– 3% Cabernet Franc,
– 3% Pinot Noir,
– 3% Petit Verdot,
– 3% Tannat,
– 2% Malbec,
– 4% rare grape varities: Nielluccio, Montepulciano (Italie), Saperavi (Géorgie), Carménère (France), Tempranillo (Espagne) Abouriou (France).
Drought & Heat define 2019 vintage. We faced the lowest rainfalls in years (187ml), similar level to 1989, 1990, 2010 which were vintages born in drought conditions.…Conditions where vine outperforms! Then on 29th June our yields were tremendously impacted with an impressive event: 50°C for 5 hours.
However, the Gassac valley “Magical” climate with fresh nights during this summer, gave us a 2019 outstanding but rare vintage. A fantastic climatical orchestra that brought a long and gentle ripening which is the marker of excellent conditions to witness the unexpected birth of the greatest vintages. 2019 is a Racy Vintage combining elegance & full power. It rolls smoothly in the mouth, leaving crisp flavours of perfectly ripened fruit, predominately blackberry & blackcurrant. Spicy with long delicate aromas & tannin lining the mouth.
Classic Medoc vinification – long fermentation and maceration (20 days at least) in stainless steel tank – no filtration
The 42nd harvest at the Mas de Daumas Gassac began on Monday 2 September 2019! It lasted about two weeks and ended on Saturday 21 September with the picking of our star grape variety, Cabernet Sauvignon. This year we were lucky enough to have a team of 60 pickers, representing more than 16 different nationalities in the beautiful Gassac valley!
THE FIVE LIVES OF MAS DE DAUMAS GASSAC RED WINES
From the first autumn after bottling. A true basket of fruit, hints of what’s to come.