Vintages
Mas de Daumas Gassac White

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

Vintage 2006 (20th VINTAGE)

Technical sheet

Denomination:

Vin de Pays de l’Hérault.

GRAPE VARIETIES:

– 31% Petit Manseng (origin of the vine: Charles Hours – Béarn).
– 29% Viognier (origin of the vine: Georges Vernay – Condrieu).
– 23% Chardonnay.
– 2% Chenin Blanc (origin of the vine: Domaine Huet – Vouvray).
– 15% rare grape varieties : Bourboulenc, Marsanne, Roussanne,
Petit Courbu, Muscat Ottonel, Muscat Petit grain, Muscat
d’Alexandrie, Gros Manseng, Semillon (France).
Neherleschol (Israël), Petite Arvine, Amigne (Suisse), Sercial de
Madère (Portugal), Tchilar, Khondorni (Arménie), Albarino
(Espagne).

CLIMATE:

To speak of the 2006 vintage is to speak of a marvel! A heatwave
throughout June and July brought ripening forward, whilst a relatively
cool August preserved the most subtle aromas.
A concentrated vintage, sumptuous, voluptuous in the mouth and
ending incredibly soft and fruity.

HARVEST DATES:

26 August – 30 August 2006 (5 days).

TYPE OF SOIL:

White Lutetian Limestone.

Vinification:

Skin maceration for 5 to 7 days Fermentation in stainless steel tank.

MATURING:

2 – 4 months in stainless steel tank.

Residual sugar:

8.1g

PH:

3,31

HARVEST:

100% Manual.

YIELD:

30 hl/ ha

ALCOHOL BY VOL.:

13,09% Vol.

TOTAL ACIDITY:

3.71

The 2006 vintage in smaller quantities but with unusual, deliciously 'toasty' flavours.

The 2006 Harvest News

EVOLUTION OF THE VINTAGES & TASTING ADVICE

Drink or Lay down

The two lives of Mas de Daumas Gassac White Wine

Laid down in a cool cellar (14°-16°C, 57-60°F) even the oldest can happily wait with no problem for many years. However, being laid down in warmer temperatures will speed up the wines’ maturity.

 

First life

To taste within the first three years if you appreciate wonderful fruity flavours.
Drink our white wines as an aperitif or with a meal. They drink beautifully with most dishes.

 

Second life

Quite a different wine from the third or fourth year! Its youthful fruitiness will have disappeared, to be replaced by new flavours reminiscent of "sherry" or old "Sauternes", a touch "oxidative" with great finesse.
Take care: if you are not looking for this type of wine, slightly paradoxical as it ages, drink our white wines within the first couple of years.

 

Tasting hints
- Serve around 10-12°C (51°F). Do not over chill.
- Open the bottle an hour before serving, but always replace the cork. Decanting encourages wines to express their full complexity but, always replace the stopper.

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Aniane, mars 2021,

Chers amis de la vallée du Gassac,
Naturellement et dans le respect des consignes du gouvernement pour endiguer l’épidémie de Coronavirus (Covid-19), nous avons pris plusieurs mesures.

Notre priorité est de prendre soin de vous et de nos collaborateurs.

Pour vous, amis clients PARTICULIERS,
Le caveau reste ouvert, hors jours fériés et dimanches, sur RDV, du lundi au samedi de 10h00 à 12h00 et de 14h00 à 18h00.
Le port du masque est obligatoire sur tout le domaine.
Nous continuons d’être à votre écoute par téléphone au 04 67 57 88 41 sinon via l’adresse suivante prives@daumas-gassac.com.

Pour vous, amis clients PROFESSIONNELS, en France où à l’étranger,
L’activité continue !

Le domaine est toujours à votre écoute pour recevoir vos commandes et les expédier. 
En France, en nous écrivant à l’adresse suivante : cavchr@daumas-gassac.com
A l’étranger, via l’adresse : export@daumas-gassac.com

Prenez soin de vous, de vos proches.
Gardons en tête l’essentiel.
A très vite,
La famille Guibert et toute l’équipe du Mas de Daumas Gassac.

Aniane, march 2021,
Dear friends of the Gassac valley,
Naturally and following the government’s guidelines to contain the Coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic, we have taken several measures.
Our priority is to take care of you and all our staff.

For you, friends and PRIVATE CUSTOMERS,
The Mas de Daumas Gassac cellar remains open except on public holidays and Sundays, by appointment only, Monday to Saturday, from 10 am until noon and 2 pm until 6 pm. A mask has to be worn.
You can contact us via the following address: prives@daumas-gassac.com or by phone on +33 (0)4 67 57 88 41.

For you, friends and TRADE customers, in France and abroad,
Our activity is still going on!
Mas de Daumas Gassac team is listening to you and can still receive / ship your orders.
French trade, you can write to this email address: cavchr@daumas-gassac.com,
And the Export trade, to: export@daumas-gassac.com.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones.
Let’s keep the essentials in mind.
See you soon,
The Guibert family and all the Mas de Daumas Gassac team.