Vintages
Mas de Daumas Gassac Red

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

Vintage 2013 (36th VINTAGE)

Technical sheet

Denomination:

IGP Saint-Guilhem-le-désert cité d’Aniane

TYPE OF SOIL:

Red Glacial deposits

GRAPE VARIETIES:

– 72% Cabernet Sauvignon.
– 5.4% Merlot.
– 5.3% Tannat.
– 3.8% Cabernet Franc.
– 2.5% Malbec.
– 2% Pinot noir.
– 9% rare grape varieties : Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Armigne, Arenie, Bastardo, Saperavie, Tchkaveri, Montepulciano, Areni Noir, Tchekavesi, Souzon, Brancalleo, Petit Verdot, Carmenere, Abouriou and Plavac Mali.

CLIMATE:

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.

HARVEST DATES:

23 September – 4 October 2013 (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:

55

PH:

3.55

YIELD:

35 to 45 hl/ha.

ALCOHOL BY VOL.:

13.5% Vol.

TOTAL ACIDITY:

3.42

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.

A few words on the 2013 vintage

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)...

2013 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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