EventS
Vertical tasting

Every five years, we invite wine professionals to the property to review how our two grands vins,
Mas de Daumas Gassac Red and White, are evolving as they age.
All vintages that are considered suitable for tasting (not closed) are sampled by a jury.

The idea of the event is to observe and enhance our understanding of the evolution of our vintages,
thereby enabling us to offer the best possible advice to wine enthusiasts about when they should drink our wines.

  • 2018
  • 2014
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2001

EXCEPTIONAL VERTICAL TASTING

Saturday 17 February 2018 : Tasting of 23 vintages of the Mas de Daumas Gassac White

The jury was made up of 22 tasters, 19 tasters invited with Samuel, Roman and Basile Guibert.

For each of the 23 vintages selected, 2 bottles were taken out of our underground cellars the day before the vertical tasting. They were then placed upright in a wine cellar at 4°C in anticipation of opening them the following day. The wine cellar was turned down to a minimum since the room temperature of the tasting area warms up by around 10°C in the space of 30 minutes. This allowed tasters to taste the white wines at the correct temperature by the end of the wine service. The 506 glasses – 23 per taster – were carefully washed and placed in the tasting room.

THE BIG DAY

10am – 11am: Opening and temperature control. The 46 bottles were opened, checked, then immediately resealed and placed back in the wine cellar.
1.45pm – 2pm: Service of the wines started once all of the tasters had taken their places, leaving the oldest vintages till last.
2pm – 4pm: Silent vertical tasting of the 23 vintages of the Mas de Daumas Gassac White.
4.30pm – 6pm: Round table and comments from each taster. General evaluation and choosing of their top 5

WATCH THE OPINION OF OUR GUESTS!

Bernard BURTSCHY

Permanent member of the Grand Jury Européen & Taste Spirit

Andrew JEFFORD

Autor & journalist at Decanter

Béatrice DELAMOTTE

Assistant chief editor
at RVF

Cathy SOUN

Journalist at Midi Libre, vice president of the Club de la Presse Occitanie

Dominique HUTIN

Journalist, columnist & oenologist

Sylvie TONNAIRE

Chief editor at Terre de Vins Magazine

Matssura TOSHIO

Journalist at Wands Magazine

Frédéric DURAND-BAZIN

Journalist & columnist
at the Figaro Vin

Mark O’NEILL

Importater in Spain & El Mundo journalist

Hervé LALAU

In Vino Véritas journalist & Les 5 du vin website co-founder

Franco ZILIANI

Journalist and bloger

Eric RIEWER

Journalist, expert wine consultant at FICOFI

Richard NEVILLE

Jancis Robinson

Rupert MILLAR

Journalist at The
Drinks Business

Philippe NUSSWITZ

Best sommelier of France 1986

Daniel ROCHE

Sommelier-conseil & president of the Club l’Épicuvin

André DOMINÉ

Journalist, writer & wine expert at Weinwisser Magazine

Yaïr TABOR

Member of the writing team at Le Rouge et le Blanc

EXCEPTIONAL VERTICAL TASTING

The 23 February 2014 : Vertical tasting of 30 Mas de Daumas Gassac red vintages

Every ten years we hold a vertical tasting of all the Mas Daumas Gassac vintages. The tasting shows how our vintages have evolved enabling us to understand them better and advise wine lovers world wide. This year, sixteen wine experts made up the jury. Please find below some of the most notable critics from eminent wine journalists in the wine world to communicate to your team and customers.

WATCH THE OPINION OF OUR GUESTS!

Alain CHAMEYRAT

Directeur du guide Bettane & Desseauve

Sylvie TONNAIRE

Rédactrice en chef du magazine Terre de Vins

Bertrand ROUGIER

Rédacteur en chef du Guide Lafont

Pierre CITERNE

Dégustateur à la Revue du vin de France et auteur

Daniel ROCHE

Sommelier-conseil et Président du club l’Épicuvin

Bernard BURTSCHY

Dégustateur au Figaro L’Avis du Vin et Membre permanent du Grand Jury Européen

Déborah RUDETZKI

Journaliste spécialisée en vins & gastronomie et auteur

Cathy SOUN

Journaliste Midi Libre

Nicolas HERBIN

Importateur Suisse Cave SA

Richard HEMMING

Journaliste anglais du Guide Jancis Robinson

Raoul SALAMA

Journaliste et dégustateur à la Revue du Vin de France

Michel SMITH

Journaliste spécialisé en vins & gastronomie et auteur

Eric DUGARDIN

Sommelier-conseil et Vice Meilleur sommelier de France 1988

Jacques PERRIN

Importateur Cave SA Journaliste de la revue Vinifera et Membre permanent du Grand Jury Européen

Andrew JEFFORD

Journaliste anglais au magazine Decanter et The World of Fine Wine

Ulrich SAUTTER

Journaliste Allemand du magazine de vin Der Feinschemecker & Falstaff

The 30 March 2007: Vertical tasting of 21 Mas de Daumas Gassac white vintages

The 30 January 2005: Vertical tasting of 27 Mas de Daumas Gassac red vintages

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The 20 January 2001: Vertical tasting of 22 Mas de Daumas Gassac red vintages

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