Vintage 2015 (38th VINTAGE)
IGP St Guilhem-le-Désert – Cité d’Aniane
TYPE OF SOIL:
Red Glacial deposits.
– 79% Cabernet Sauvignon,
– 7% Merlot,
– 6% Cabernet Franc,
– 2% Malbec,
– 2% Pinot Noir,
– 4% variétés rares : Petit Verdot, Tannat, Abouriou (France), Nielluccio, Montepulciano (Italie), Saperavi (Géorgie), Carménère (Chili), Tempranillo (Espagne).
2015 is a wonderful gift from nature.
The winter brought plenty of water to the soil and the dry spring was optimal for the flowering. The summer heat and the cool nights of August allowed the grapes to reach maturity slowly and perfectly.
During the harvest, the good weather and the north wind were ideal for picking the Cabernet Sauvignon at its best.
10 September – 23 September 2015.
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).
40 hl/ ha
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
Nature never repeats itself!
Each year is quite unique ! And the 2015 vintage is unique - in more ways than one...
This Red 2015, the thirty-eighth we have vinified, is the last vintage seen by Aimé Guibert, who will go down in history as the founding father of Mas de Daumas Gassac, and the pioneer of fine wine in our region since the first vintage in 1978.
This vintage is majestic, with deliciously complex fruit and great body. This Red 2015 is a timeless vintage.
From 31 August to 23 September 2015
Sunday 25 August 2015... The whole team is ready to start !
Students, friends and fans of the Domaine from all over the world (13 different nationalities) made up the fifty or so pickers, starting the 2015 harvest. Together with the vineyard teams and those in the cellars, about 70 took part in the birth of the 2015 vintage …
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!