Very much a world famous vineyard – and known as the ‘Lafite of the Languedoc’.

The first vines at Mas de Daumas Gassac were planted in 1972. Véronique and Aimé Guibert had found the property two years earlier while searching for a new rural home.

In 1971 their friend, Professor Henri Enjalbert, a geologist with specialism in vineyards told them that they could make Grand Cru quality wines in that location – even if recognition may take two centuries to reach the same level. The renowned oenolist Emile Peynaud consulted (by telephone) on the first vintage in 1978.

The estate is located around 25 miles west of Montpellier, near the town of Gignac. The winery cellars were built in the foundations of a Gallo-Roman mill and on the site of its former pond. Wines are vinified in stainless steel vats with natural air conditioning provided by two springs running under the cellars. This slows down ferments, allowing complex flavour development.