Mas De Daumas Gassac

"For many, this estate needs no introduction. Often referred to as the Grand Cru of the Midi (South of France), the Mas de Daumas Gassac top-tier wines have reached international cult status. Located in the majestic Gassac Valley, the estate benefits from the cool microclimate derived from the Gassac River, several natural springs (from which the Guibert family drinks), and the influence of the nearby mountains. The soil that dominates the valley is a rare and still unexplained red, powder-fine glacial soil, which is strikingly similar to that found in the prime areas of Burgundy. This combination of characteristics is quite unique in Southern France.

There is great diversity in the Gassac vineyards. With 40 different grape varieties planted in the valley, the vineyards are like museums of rare and uncloned vines from around the world: Israel, Portugal, Switzerland, Armenia, Madeira, etc. The estate was farmed in a traditional and natural way long before the Guibert family established the Grand Crus vineyards of Gassac. They were the very first estate in the Languedoc to adopt full organic farming and can honestly say that the Gassac estate has never seen any chemicals. Their commitment to preserving and protecting the land is unparalleled. After all, it's where they eat, drink and live!

Aimé Guibert purchased the vineyards in 1974, and began planting grapes. The first official vintage of the Grand Vin was 1978, with the help of the great Bordeaux enologist, Emile Peynaud. The red has a high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (around 80%) with the remainder a mix of many different varietals that are planted on the property including Merlot, Cab Franc and Tannat, as well as some other less expected varietals like Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo and Barbera. The White is made from an intriguing blend including Chardonnay, Petit Manseng and Viognier, as well as bits of Chenin Blanc, Rousanne and Marsanne. The wines are aged for 12-15 months in oak before bottling. Both the red and white blends have an extraordinary ability to age and remain vibrant and youthful for twenty, even thirty years.

Several years back, the Guibert family began working with a neighboring cooperative in Sête to produce fun, full flavored wines from the surrounding countryside and rocky hillsides. Organic farming is de rigueur and the vinification is closely overseen by the Guibert family. The results are splendidly aromatic wines that bring out the terroir of this Mediterranean region. The Moulin de Gassac wines are named after St. Guilhem, the patron saint of the area in the village of St. Guilhem le Desert, one of the most stunningly beautiful villages in Europe drawing people from all over the world. There is a delicious aromatic white wine, as well a luscious dry Rosé, and a lovely fleshy, spicy, garrigue-influenced red."

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Mas de Daumas Gassac 'Pont de Gassac' Rouge 2017
"(40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 25% Syrah) Produced primarily from the younger estate vines, complemented with some purchased fruit, we were very impressed with this "little" Gassac wine. Dark ruby red hews coat the glass of this expressive, complex and spicy wine. The tannins are ripe and
Item Number: 33001

Mas de Daumas Gassac 'Guilhem' Rouge 2017
87  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 87 "A focused, light- to medium-bodied red, with currant, crushed cherry and underbrush flavors flanked by tangy acidity. Spice and white pepper notes detail the mineral-tinged finish. Light tannins. Syrah, Grenache and Carignan."  New York Times Top 12 Under $12 "This cheerful,
Item Number: 31472

Mas de Daumas Gassac 'Guilhem' Blanc 2018
"(Organic; 40% Grenache Blanc, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Clairette) A superb value! Fresh, lively and full of crisp citrus notes and clean, refreshing minerality on the finish. Unoaked. A total crowd pleaser!"~Distributor Notes
Item Number: 30871

Mas de Daumas Gassac Blanc 2017
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "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,
Item Number: 29452

Mas de Daumas Gassac 'Guilhem' Rose 2018
"(50% Syrah, 50% Carignan, Organic) From the famous Mas de Daumas Gassac winery comes this thirst quenching, absolutely delicious organic Rosé! Nuances of peach, fresh strawberries, wildflower and minerality all harmonize on the nose. Full and delightfully round on the palate with crisp flavors of
Item Number: 28967

Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge 2016
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "Bottled just two weeks before my visit, the flagship red 2016 IGP Saint Guilhem le Desert was showing very well. A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, with single-digit proportions of other varieties, it spent a year in barrel (about 15% new oak). It's an herb-tinged wine, with leafy
Item Number: 28945

Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge 2013 375ml
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"A muscular red, featuring plenty of smoky notes to the olive, dried cherry and meaty aromas. This shows finesse, with mineral, thyme and peppercorn elements gracing the finish. Drink now through 2021."

Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge 2015
93  John Gilman 
John Gilman 93+ "The 2015 Mas de Daumas Gassac rouge is primarily cabernet sauvignon (seventy-nine percent), with the remainder of the blend made up of seven percent merlot, six percent cabernet franc, and two percent each of petit verdot, pinot noir, nebbiolo and dolcetto! I like the precision and

Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge 2013
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "A muscular red, featuring plenty of smoky notes to the olive, dried cherry and meaty aromas. This shows finesse, with mineral, thyme and peppercorn elements gracing the finish. Drink now through 2021."  "For many, this estate needs no introduction. Often referred to as the

Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 2007
 "To be drunk in its youth (in the first 3 years) to appreciate its superb fruit aromas. Or to be open from its 5th to 20th year to enjoy its long ageing potential. Perfect with red meats, venison (especially wild boar) and cheeses. Needs to be least 3 to four hours before serving)..."

Mas de Daumas Gassac Red 2004
92  Wine Enthusiast 
 Wine Enthusiast 92 "When Aim? Guibert set up the Mas de Daumas Gassac vineyard, he aimed to show it was possible to make top-quality wines in the Languedoc region of France. He succeeded, and continues to succeed, as this 2004 vintage estate wine shows. It is packed with generous, ripe, very dark,