Vintage 2019 (34th VINTAGE)
IGP St Guilhem-le-Désert – Cité d’Aniane.
– 32% Viognier (origin of the vine: Georges Vernay – Condrieu).
– 19% Petit Manseng (origin of the vine: Charles Hours – Béarn).
– 18% Chardonnay (origin of the vine: Comptes Lafon).
– 14% Chenin Blanc (origin of the vine: Domaine Huet – Vouvray).
– 17% rare grape varieties : Bourboulenc, Petit Courbu, Muscat Ottonel, Muscat Petit grain, Muscat d’Alexandrie, Gros Manseng, Semillon (France), Neheleschol (Israël), Amigne (Suisse), Sercial de Madère (Portugal), Khondorni, Tchilar (Arménie), Albarino (Espagne), Falanghina, Fiano, Grechetto todi (Italie).
A symbiose of the styles:
The winter was mild from January to March, and so the first buds arrived fairly early. The spring brought clement weather. Overall, the spring was cool, which slowed the progression of flowering, so that the vines were two weeks later than in 2018. The summer – flowering took place from late May to early June. One of the latest for the last ten years.
During July and August, day-time temperatures were high, while the nights were fairly cool. This enabled us to harvest healthy, high-quality grapes!
2 September – 9 September 2019 (3 days).
Skin maceration for 5 to 7 days Fermentation in stainless steel tank.
2 – 4 months in stainless steel tank.
20 hl/ ha
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
The 41th harvest at the Mas de Daumas Gassac began on Monday 2 September 2019! It lasted about two weeks and ended on Saturday 21 September with the picking of our star grape variety, Cabernet
Sauvignon. This year we were lucky enough to have a team of 60 pickers, representing more than 16 different nationalities in the beautiful Gassac valley!
EVOLUTION OF THE VINTAGES & TASTING ADVICE
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.
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.
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.
- 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.