Vintage 2021 (44th VINTAGE)
IGP Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert – Cité d’Aniane
TYPE OF SOIL:
Red Glacial deposits
Cabernet Sauvignon 84%,
Pinot Noir 5%,
Petit Verdot 2%,
Cabernet Franc 2%,
Rare varieties 3 %: Abouriou (France), Nielluccio, Montepulciano (Italie), Saperavi (Géorgie), Carménère (Chili), Tempranillo (Espagne).
2021 was characterized by a cold winter, ending with a severe frost in April, which affected many of France’s vineyards. Between 31 March and 16 April, the temperature in our wild valley dropped to -5°C on several occasions, partially destroying the potential harvest.
We then had a rainy summer, with about 40mm in July and another 40mm in August. The temperatures remained cool allowing a slow ripening, gathering complexity in the grapes that is typical of the greatest growth.
A fresh and elegant vintage!
16 – 24 September 2021 (6 days)
Slow extraction, delicate pump-over and soft infusion vinification – long fermentation and maceration – no filtration
12 to 15 months in oak barrel (1 to 7 years old barrels).
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
13 % Vol.
The red fruit is conducting the orchestra, giving a superb velvety expression, simultaneously dense and refined, giving away a breath-taking ageing potential!
This vintage is a magnificent celebration of Mas de Daumas Gassac’s half-century.
The 2021 vintage is marked by the enthusiasm and drive of everyone involved to produce a vintage combining finesse and elegance.
The 2021 harvest allows us to imagine a vintage of great quality!
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