Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 2017
IGP St Guilhem-le-Désert – Cité d’Aniane.
Soils : Red Glacial deposits.
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec, 2% Pinot Noir & 4% rare grape varieties.
Thanks to plenty of rain during the first half of the year, and a magnificent dry, sunny summer, the vines hardly suffered any water stress. Conditions were optimal for perfectly ripe grapes. Classic Medoc vinification – long fermentation and maceration (20 days at least) in stainless steel tank. No filtration.
It matured 12 to 15 months in oak barrel (1 to 7 years old barrels).
In the glass, the 2017 vintage reminds me of the 2016 with its freshness and length on the palate, offering exquisite notes of mocha and black fruit and tremendous elegance.
Born from a fifty year-old vineyard, Mas Daumas Gassac Red 2017 is exceptionalpartly due to its very small production and, more importantly, for its powerful youthfulness, that suggests an ageing potential worthy of its 39 predecessors!