Vintages
Mas de Daumas Gassac Red

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

Vintage 2015 (38th VINTAGE)

Technical sheet

Denomination:

IGP St Guilhem-le-Désert – Cité d’Aniane

TYPE OF SOIL:

Red Glacial deposits.

GRAPE VARIETIES:

– 79% Cabernet Sauvignon,
– 7% Merlot,
– 6% Cabernet Franc,
– 2% Malbec,
– 2% Pinot Noir,
– 4% variétés rares : Barbera, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Armigne, Arenie, Bastardo, Saperavie, Tchkaveri, Montepulciano, Areni Noir, Tchekavesi, Souzon, Brancalleo, Carmenere, Abouriou et Plavac Mali.

CLIMATE:

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.

HARVEST DATES:

10 September – 23 September 2015.

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:

62

PH:

3.58

YIELD:

40 hl/ ha

ALCOHOL BY VOL.:

13,5% Vol.

TOTAL ACIDITY:

3,41

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.

A few words on the Red 2015

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 …

2015 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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