Viognier 48% (origin of the vine: Georges Vernay – Condrieu).
Manseng 13% (origin of the vine: Charles Hours – Béarn).
Chardonnay 13% (origin of the vine: Comtes Lafon).
Chenin Blanc 9% (origin of the vine: Domaine Huet – Vouvray).
Rare varieties 17%: Marsanne, Roussanne, Petit Courbu, Muscat Petit grain, Muscat d’Alexandrie, Gros Manseng, Semillon (France), Fiano (Italie).
2022 was characterized by a cold winter and then, an historically dry with consistent heat from June to August. On Tuesday 16 August, a storm redesigned the profile of the vintage by bringing 80 mm of rain to the vineyard. A real blessing that transformed the vintage to one of the greatest: it pushed the phenolic ripeness and brought an exceptional freshness to the grapes.
Skin maceration for 5 to 7 days, fermentation in stainless steel tank.
Best if served between 11°C and 12°C.
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.
To be drunk young (in the first 18 months) to appreciate its magnificent minerality and very complex fruit aromas. Alternatively, to be kept at least from 4 to 12 years to discover a very rich wine with notes of honey and crystallized fruits.
Delicious by itself as an aperitif or with oysters, foie gras or any grilled fish.
A truly unique experience!
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.