Mas de Daumas Gassac, Moulin de Gassac Classic Rouge 2017
Mas de Daumas Gassac
Located on exceptional terroirs, the vines grow on a deep, well-drained soil formed by glacial deposits and the upper Gassac valley has a cool microclimate that allows a longer growing season. The vineyards have been created in small plots or clearings surrounded by forest and garrigue. The wines consequently soak up the fragrances of the surrounding plant life of laurel, thyme, rosemary, lavender, arbutus, fennel, wild mint and lentisque. Daumas Gassac embraces an organic culture, eschewing chemical fertilizers, using only natural dung compost as well as tree and straw cuttings. The yields are naturally low (35 hl/ha), allowing the wine to express the terroir more than the grape variety and the vines are manually harvested.
A bright garnet-red in colour with typically savoury, earthy aromas of meat and leather provided by the Mourvedre. Notes also of red cherries and vanilla. On the palate spicy and warm with fresh acidity. The finish is lengthy and balanced providing further excellent acidity and red fruit notes
Grapes: 60% Mourvèdre, 20% Syrah and 20% Grenache