Vintages
Mas de Daumas Gassac Red

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

Vintage 2007 (30th VINTAGE)

Technical sheet

Denomination:

Vin de Pays de l’Hérault.

TYPE OF SOIL:

Red Glacial deposits

GRAPE VARIETIES:

– 71% Cabernet Sauvignon.
– 6.2% Merlot.
– 5.6% Cabernet Franc.
– 2.8% Tannat.
– 2.7% Syrah.
– 2.1% Malbec.
– 1.4% Pinot noir.
– 8.6% rare grape varieties : Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Armigne, Arenie, Bastardo, Saperavie, Tchkaveri, Montepulciano, Areni Noir, Tchekavesi, Souzon, Brancalleo,
Petit Verdot, Carmenere and Abouriou.

CLIMATE:

2007 would have been a special year; dry and warm, followed by strangely cool weather still with no rain, means it will be a mineral vintage, elegant, a vintage that owes more to the earth than the sky, a great vintage of the Terroir!

HARVEST DATES:

28 September – 6 October 2007 (10 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:

64

PH:

3.49

YIELD:

35 to 45 hl/ha.

ALCOHOL BY VOL.:

12.95% Vol.

TOTAL ACIDITY:

3.56

Our 30th vintage !

All wine lovers with a penchant for real charm will fall for the beguiling, seductive tune of the 2007 Red … not forgetting its luminous ruby colour, a touch less dark than the previous three vintages … it’s exquisitely fresh, will open up immediately, and has just a hint of coffee.

Welcome to this brilliantly mouthwatering vintage …

A few words on the 2007 vintage

« Outstandingly great wines can only come from a great terroir managed
by a vigneron who is sufficiently aware to listen to, understand and
obey the laws of nature, even when they require unusual changes »

2007 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 cellar!

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