Emile Peynaud

The vines are predominantly uncloned king Cabernet Sauvignon which reigned supreme in the Medoc before 1914.

Vintage 2015 (5th VINTAGE)

Technical sheet

The Mas de Daumas Gassac Grands Vins owe everything to Professor Emile Peynaud’s teaching! It is only fair that the greatest wine born here, takes its name after him! The imposing Cuvée Emile Peynaud, in honour of the one who taught us everything and showed us the art of creating a wine faithful to its terroir without being a slave to modern technique.
The first plot of vineyard discovered by Henry Enjalbert, forty years ago, the poorest, most stony and arid area where the vines suffer and send their roots deep down. This prestigious piece of land, harvested and vinified separately, will give birth to the Cuvée Emile Peynaud, the finest jewel of the Gassac valley; from pure uncloned Cabernet Sauvignon, with a yield of less than 25 hectolitres per hectare.

Rare! This 2015 vintage is only the fifth Cuvée Emile Peynaud to be born in 40 years and the last vintage to be seen by the founder-winemaker Aimé Guibert. Rare! Less than 1700 bottles and 200 magnums produced, available early 2018!
A quintessential wine with the characteristics of the Mas de Daumas Gassac Grands Vins – dark ruby red, powerful density, marked by the deep power of aromas so original to the Mas de Daumas Gassac terroir. 

The Cuvée Emile Peynaud is an expression of love and gratitude, a wine symbol of times past.




Vin de Pays de l’Hérault.


Red Glacial deposits.

Grape Variety:

100% Cabernet Sauvignon from vines planted in 1972.


24 months in oak barrel: 12 months in new oak barrel and 12 months in one and two years old barrel.


100% Manual.


13% Vol.

A discreet birth!

Download the letter written by the Guibert Family about the 2015 Émile Peynaud.

2015 Émile Peynaud Letter

Picking all the grapes other than Cabernet Sauvignon started on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 September, stopping on Saturday and Sunday so as to allow the whites to be pressed in the cellar, and resuming on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 September.

From Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th : We made a pause in the picking to ensure full maturity of the last and oldest vines of Cabernet Sauvignon. Five days of splendid sun, somemes even windy, led the remaining grapes to reach the ideal concentraon and level of maturity we were looking for – rare and precious aromas of full ripeness, which should mean a high quality wine being transformed into one of exceptional quality !
On Monday 21st September, picking resumed with the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines, most especially the "Peyrafioc" and "Plateau" vineyards (planted in 1974), ending with the
"Clos Peynaud" (1974).

The 2015 Harvest News

Best if decanted and served between 16° and 18°C.
Need to be decanted a long time in advance (at least 3 to 4 hours) before serving.

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