Saint Guilhem-Le-Desert Igp
Mas de Daumas Gassac
63% Petite Manseng, 24% Viognier, 24% Chardonnay, 16% Chenin
Terroir de Gassac Valley, 25-30 year old vines. Cool microclimate derived from Gassac River and nearby mountains and sea.
White Lutetian limestone.
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.
Skin maceration for 5-7 days
6-7 months in stainless steel tank
45,000 - 60,000 bottles
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.
The 2017 IGP Saint Guilhem le Desert Blanc is a shade drier than other recent vintages, weighing in at five grams per liter of residual sugar. As always, it's a multifaceted blend, including Petit Manseng, Viognier, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, plus some other bit and pieces. Melon, pear and citrus notes mark this flavorful, complex white, while the silky texture and long finish add yet other dimensions of pleasure to this medium to full-bodied wine. While the 2004 I tasted at the estate was still drinking beautifully, I'd generally opt for drinking these wines over a shorter time horizon.
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