Mas de Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge 2022

This 45th Grand Vin of Mas de Daumas Gassac marks the history of the estate: a succession of climatic events has turned this year into a memorable vintage!

The 2022 vintage rewards patience, a real gamble on Nature for this ‘Solaire’ vintage.

VINTAGE 2022
n°45
VINTAGE 2022
n°45

Technical sheet

GRAPE VARIETIES:

Cabernet Sauvignon 76 %,
Tannat 5 %,
Merlot 4 %,
Pinot Noir 3 %,
Petit Verdot 3 %,
Syrah 3 %,
Cabernet Franc 2 %
Rare varieties 4 % : Nielluccio, Montepulciano (Italie), Saperavi (Géorgie), Carménère (Chili), Tempranillo (Espagne) Abouriou (France).

CLIMATE:

2022 was characterized by a cold winter followed by an exceptionally warm and dry spring and then, a summer of drought with extreme heat.
On Tuesday 16 August, a storm redesigned the profile of the vintage by bringing 80 mm of rain to the vineyard.
A real blessing for the coming harvest: it pushed the phenolic ripeness and brought an exceptional freshness to the grapes.
The climate change has made the 2022 harvest the most spread out in time.

Dénomination:
IGP St Guilhem-le-Désert - Cité d'Aniane
HARVEST:
100% Manual
HARVEST DATES:
5 – 26 September 2022 (8 days)
Vinification:

Slow extraction, delicate pump-over and soft infusion vinification, long fermentation and maceration, 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:
3,55
TOTAL ACIDITY:
3,30
YIELD:
35 hl/ha
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
13,5 % vol
Folin:
55

HARVEST

The 2022 vintage was marked by the enthusiasm and drive of everyone involved to produce a vintage combining finesse and freshness.

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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