Snapshot
Vintage: 2015
Bottle sizes: 375 ML, 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Languedoc
Appellation: Pays D'Herault
Wine type: White
Varietals: White Blend
Varietal notes: Viognier, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Petit Manseng and 14 rare grape varieties
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Terroir de Gassac Valley, 25-30 year old vines. Cool microclimate derived from Gassac River and nearby mountains and sea.
Soil: White Lutetian limestone
Viticulture: Estate has been farmed in the traditional and natural way for a thousand years before the Guibert family established the Grand Crus vineyard of Gassac. The Guiberts have maintained the same respectful approach to preserve nature's balance.
Vinification: Skin maceration for 5-7 days
Aging: 6-7 months in stainless steel tank
Production: 45,000 - 60,000 bottles
Notes: Among the most sought after whites of the Midi, this unique blend from the historic Gassac estate has earned its place as a Grand Cru with great ageing potential.
Ratings
Publication: View from the Cellar – John Gilman
Rating: 92
The 2015 Mas de Daumas Gassac Blanc is composed of a unique blend of thirty-two percent Petit Manseng, thirty percent Viognier, twenty percent Chenin Blanc and eighteen percent Chardonnay. The wine offers up a deep and perfumed nose of pear, tangerine, candied lime peel, musky floral tones, a fine base of soil and just a whisper of lanolin in the upper register. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, crisp and perfumed in the mouth, with a fine core, lovely focus and grip and a long, complex and zesty finish. This is really a lovely wine, albeit utterly unique in its aromatic and flavor profile. 2017-2025+.