Mas de Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 2020

This is a Daumas Gassac with fine tannins and tremendous ageing potential. A vintage to discover, an enchanting wine made of velvet and silk!

VINTAGE 2020
n°43
VINTAGE 2020
n°43

Technical sheet

GRAPE VARIETIES:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon 71 %,
  • Syrah 6 %, Tannat 5 %, Merlot 4 %,
  • Cabernet Franc 3 %, Petit Verdot 3 %,
  • Pinot Noir 2 %, Malbec 2 %,
  • Rare varieties 4 %: Nielluccio, Montepulciano (Italie), Saperavi (Géorgie), Carménère (France), Tempranillo (Espagne) Abouriou (France).
CLIMATE:

The winter was cold, but never freezing cold, and there was no snow. The spring was well-balanced in terms of rain, enabling a slow, steady ripening of the berries. Mild weather conditions allowed the buds to open delicately. There were no heatwaves during the summer, or excessive spikes in temperature, with an average of 28°C during the day and cool nights, between 10°C and 12°C. On Saturday, 15 August a storm broke, gilding the vineyard with something more precious than gold…
This rain could not have come at a more perfect moment! In the space of one night, we went from a very good harvest to an exceptional harvest. This vintage has an authentic personnality, reminding us of the first vintage of the domain.

Dénomination:
IGP St Guilhem-le-Désert - Cité d'Aniane
HARVEST:
100% Manual
HARVEST DATES:
24 August – 21 September 2020 (17 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
43 years old
MATURING:
12 to 15 months in oak barrel (1 to 7 years old barrels)
Ph:
3,53
TOTAL ACIDITY:
3,47
YIELD:
35 hl/ha
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
13,5 % vol
Folin:
59

HARVEST

The result was a symphony! A wonderful convergence of personalities, expertise and cheefulness, fruit of harmonious and delicate vintage.
2020 is a tribute to the remarkable character of our grands vins!

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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