Mas de Daumas Gassac Vin de Pays de l'Hérault 2002
Grape varieties 100% Cabernet Sauvignon – 25 year old vines. Vinification 100% De-stemmed, traditional, with 10-15 days in vats. No filtration Maturing 5 to 6 months in stainless steel tank. Harvest 70% Manual. Yield 50 hl/ha. Alcohol 13.5% Vol. Production 50 000 bottles. Eye Dark red, near black, with violet glints. Nose Hints of very ripe pear, with a touch of roast coffee. Mouth Stewed red berries, great tannic structure and a hint of toast. End Powerful wine that opens well.
Way back in 780 CE, Charlemagne’s advisor, Saint Benedict of Aniane, founded the first vineyard in the Gassac valley. Indeed, there are good reasons to believe that he introduced Charlemagne to some of the valley’s early wines. Thus, in common with most truly great wines, the Daumas Gassac Grands Crus were born under the aegis of a prestigious Abbey.