Vintages
Mas de Daumas Gassac Red

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

Vintage 2000 (23th VINTAGE)

Technical sheet

Denomination:

Vin de Pays de l’Hérault.

TYPE OF SOIL:

Red Glacial deposits.

GRAPE VARIETIES:

– 69.5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
– 12.4% Merlot.
– 7.4% Syrah.
– 4% Malbec.
– 3% Cabernet Franc.
– 1.4% Pinot noir.
– 1.3% Tannat.
– 1% rare grape varieties: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto,Armigne, Arenie, Bastardo, Saperavie, Tchkaveri, Montepulciano, Areni Noir, Tchekavesi and Baga.

CLIMATE:

Totally untypical weather, lovely in June, cold in July, seriously hot in August. Unheard of cold on the 14, 15 and 16 July down to 5°C at night). The whole Languedoc descended into total silence, even the cicadas were killed off. 
Harvest: gentle breezes from the north, cool nights at 9°C, bright daytime with temperatures averaging 32°C. Truly a paradise between 1 -25 September, reminiscent of 1978.

HARVEST DATES

10 September – 4 October 2000 (11 days).

Vinification:

Classic Medoc vinification – long fermentation and maceration (20 days at least) in stainless steel tank – no filtration.

MATURING:

12 to 15 months in oak barrel (1 to 7 years old barrels)

HARVEST:

100% Manual

Folin:

63

PH:

3,52

YIELD:

35 hl/ha.

ALCOHOL BY VOL.:

13% Vol.

TOTAL ACIDITY:

3.48

The 2000 vintage brings something never encountered before in the Gassac valley, something that shows an extreme density and which comes without a doubt from the perfect state of maturity of the 2000 harvest!

A few words on the 2000 vintage

Entering the New Millennium!
At last not an ordinary picking. Not a single grape was bruised. Absolute quality. Good degrees, "opulentes" maturity. Deep colors and fruity savours. 25% less than 1999.

2000 HARVEST NEWS

EVOLUTION OF THE VINTAGES & TASTING ADVICE:

Drink or Lay Down

TASTING HINTS

  • To be served around 18-19°C (64°F).
  • Make sure to open your bottle a few hours beforehand, but always replace the cork.
  • Better still, decant the wine which will help bring out its complexity. But, do replace the stopper.

THE FIVE LIVES OF MAS DE DAUMAS GASSAC RED WINES

From the first autumn after bottling. A true basket of fruit, hints of what’s to come.

  • Period of fruit
    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 youth
    Velvety tannins appear, the fruit fades. This period lasts for seven to fourteen years. The wine reveals its true complexity.
  • Period of maturity
    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 plenitude
    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 reasure for grandchildren to discover in grandad’s

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