Vintages
Mas de Daumas Gassac White

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

Vintage 2021 (36th VINTAGE)

Technical sheet

Denomination:

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

GRAPE VARIETIES:

     – 31% Viognier
(origin of the vine: Georges Vernay – Condrieu).
     – 23% Petit Manseng
(origin of the vine: Charles Hours – Béarn).
     – 13% Chardonnay
(origin of the vine: Comptes Lafon).
     – 5% Chenin Blanc
(origin of the vine: Domaine Huet – Vouvray).
  – 28% 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:

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 the valley dropped to -5°C on several occasions, partially destroying the potential harvest.

HARVEST DATES:

9 September – 12 September.

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:

5.9g

PH:

3,36

HARVEST:

100% Manual.

YIELD:

25 hl/ ha

ALCOHOL BY VOL.:

13,5% Vol.

TOTAL ACIDITY:

3.87

The 44th harvest of the Mas de Daumas Gassac began on Monday 6 September and ended on Friday 24 September 2021, with the king of the estate, the Cabernet Sauvignon. 14 days of harvesting for a team of 45 pickers of 16 different nationalities in the heart of the Gassac Valley

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!

The 2021 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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