Vintage: 2014
Bottle sizes: 375 ML, 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Languedoc
Appellation: Pays D'Herault
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Red Blend
Varietal notes: Cabernet Sauvignon and 15 other estate grown varietals
Organic: Practicing
Vineyard: Terroir de Gassac Valley, 25-30 year old vines. Cool microclimate derived from Gassac River and nearby mountains and sea.
Soil: Red glacial deposits
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: Long fermentation and maceration (minimum of 20 days) in stainless steel tank. No filtration.
Aging: 13-16 months in oak barrel (max of 10% new wood)
Production: 120,000-150,000 bottles
Notes: A vintage of harmony, finesse and elegance.
Publication: View from the Cellar – John Gilman
Rating: 91+
The 2014 Mas de Daumas Gassac has a slightly different cépages than the 2015, as this vintage is composed of an exotic blend of seventy-seven cabernet sauvignon, seven percent merlot, five percent cabernet franc, three percent petit verdot and two percent each of malbec, pinot noir, nebbiolo and dolcetto! The nose shows a nice touch of smoky new oak in its mix of black cherries, cassis, cigar smoke, dark soil tones, a touch of garrigue and coffee grounds. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and still quite youthfully reserved, with a fine core of fruit, good soil signature, ripe, firm tannins and very good length and grip on the nascently complex finish. This needs some time in the cellar, but once it has blossomed, it will be a very good bottle. 2022-2050.