Vintage 2021 (36th VINTAGE)
IGP St Guilhem-le-Désert – Cité d’Aniane.
– 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: Marsanne, Roussanne, Petit Courbu, Muscat Petit grain, Muscat d’Alexandrie, Gros Manseng, Semillon (France), Fiano (Italie).
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.
9 September – 12 September.
TYPE OF SOIL:
White Lutetian Limestone.
Skin maceration for 5 to 7 days Fermentation in stainless steel tank.
2 – 4 months in stainless steel tank.
25 hl/ ha
ALCOHOL BY VOL.:
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!
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.