Vintage 2020 (43th VINTAGE)
Vin de Pays de l’Hérault.
TYPE OF SOIL:
Red Glacial deposits
– 71% Cabernet Sauvignon.
– 6% Syrah.
– 5% Tannat.
– 4% Merlot.
– 3% Cabernet Franc.
– 3% Petit Verdot.
– 2% Pinot Noir.
– 2% Malbec.
– 4% rare grape varieties : Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Armigne, Arenie, Bastardo, Saperavie, Tchkaveri, Montepulciano, Areni Noir, Tchekavesi, Souzon, Brancalleo and Petit Verdot.
The winter was cold, but never freezing cold, and there was no snow. The spring was well-balanced in terms of rain, enabling a slow, steady ripening of the berries.
Mild weather conditions allowed the buds to open delicately. There were no heatwaves during the summer, or excessive spikes in temperature, with an average of 28°C during the day and cool nights, between 10°C and 12°C. On Saturday, 15 August a storm broke, gilding the vineyard with something more precious than gold…
This rain could not have come at a more perfect moment! In the space of one night, we went from a very good harvest to an exceptional harvest. This vintage has an authentic personnality, reminding us of the first vintages of the domaine.
24 August – 21 September 2020 (17 days).
Classic Medoc 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).
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
This is a Daumas Gassac with fine tannins and tremendous ageing potential.
A vintage to discover, an enchanting wine made of velvet and silk!
The result was a symphony! A wonderful convergence of personalities, expertise and
cheefulness, fruit of harmonious and delicate vintage.
2020 is a tribute to the remarkable character of our grands vins!
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