Vintage 2013 (36th VINTAGE)
IGP Saint-Guilhem-le-désert cité d’Aniane
TYPE OF SOIL:
Red Glacial deposits
– 72% Cabernet Sauvignon.
– 5.4% Merlot.
– 5.3% Tannat.
– 3.8% Cabernet Franc.
– 2.5% Malbec.
– 2% Pinot noir.
– 9% rare grape varieties : Petit Verdot, Abouriou (France), Nielluccio, Montepulciano (Italie), Saperavi (Géorgie), Carménère (Chili), Tempranillo (Espagne).
A humid and rainy winter and spring, slowing down the vegetation. Flowering from 6TH June. Dry summer with moderate heat. Perfect for the vine, slow and long ripening, the grapes took their time to ripen, giving high quality fruits.
Harvest: beautiful hot and dry weather, late hand picking due to late ripening.
23 September – 4 October 2013 (10 days).
Slow extraction, delicate pump-over and soft infusion vinification – long fermentation and maceration (20 days at least) in stainless steel tank – no filtration
12 to 15 months in oak barrel
(1 to 7 years old barrels).
35 to 45 hl/ha.
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
At Mas de Daumas Gassac we celebrate the birth of each vintage as a unique
creation. As it evolues, the vigneron helps it develop its own, unique character,
emphasizing its strength, bringing out its absolute best.
Distinguished, fresh, elegant, balanced, with unmatched complex aromas, this
2013 is really impressive and thoroughly seductive.
The 2013 harvest at Daumas Gassac started on Monday 16 September,
the latest for 20 years !
Our team of 36 grape pickers came from over 10 countries (Ireland, Morocco, France, Rumania, England, Poland …). They started with some Muscat and Sauvignon Blanc destined for a white grape juice (a new creation) and for the 2013 Rosé Frizant (Muscat, Mourvèdre and Cabernet Sauvignon)...
EVOLUTION OF THE VINTAGES & TASTING ADVICE:
- 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!