– 32% Viognier (origin of the vine: Georges Vernay – Condrieu).
– 19% Petit Manseng (origin of the vine: Charles Hours – Béarn).
– 18% Chardonnay (origin of the vine: Comtes Lafon).
– 14% Chenin Blanc (origin of the vine: Domaine Huet – Vouvray).
– 17% rare grape varieties : Marsanne, Roussanne, Petit Courbu, Muscat Petit grain, Muscat d’Alexandrie, Gros Manseng, Semillon (France), Fiano (Italie).
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.
Skin maceration for 5 to 7 days, fermentation in stainless steel tank.
The 41th 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!
– Serve around 10-12°C (51°F). Do not over chill.
– Open the bottle an hour before serving, but always replace the cork. Decanting encourages wines to express their full complexity but, always replace the stopper.
The two lives of Mas de Daumas Gassac White Wine
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.
To taste within the first three years if you appreciate wonderful fruity flavours.
Drink our white wines as an aperitif or with a meal. They drink beautifully with most dishes.
Quite a different wine from the third or fourth year! Its youthful fruitiness will have disappeared, to be replaced by new flavours reminiscent of “sherry” or old “Sauternes”, a touch “oxidative” with great finesse.
Take care: if you are not looking for this type of wine, slightly paradoxical as it ages, drink our white wines within the first couple of years.