Vintages
Mas de Daumas Gassac White

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

Vintage 2010 (24th VINTAGE)

Technical sheet

Denomination:

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

GRAPE VARIETIES:

– 29% Petit Manseng (origin of the vine: Charles Hours – Béarn).
– 27% Viognier (origin of the vine: Georges Vernay – Condrieu).
– 19% Chardonnay.
– 11% Chenin Blanc (origin of the vine: Domaine Huet – Vouvray).
– 14% 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), Khondorni, Tchilar (Arménie), Albarino (Espagne), Falanghina, Fiano, Grechetto todi (Italie).

CLIMATE:

A moderate summer, with neither burning heat nor a drop of rain, which gave birth to luscious savours. Then, in early September, a few hot days ‘roasted’ the already very ripe grapes, which resulted in a slightly ‘caramelized’ effect.

HARVEST DATES:

24 August – 28 August 2017.

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:

6g

PH:

3.24

HARVEST:

100% Manual.

YIELD:

35 hl/ ha

ALCOHOL BY VOL.:

13,84% Vol.

TOTAL ACIDITY:

3.69

A moderate summer without burning heat and without a drop of rain has produced delicious flavours.

The 2010 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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