Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge 2021 is produced from predominantly un-cloned king Cabernet Sauvignon, which reigned supreme in the Medoc before 1914, with up to 18+ other grapes. Dark red in colour, it has complex notes of tart red fruit and black plum with a touch of leather. This wine is mouthfilling with powerful tannins and a ripe fruit finish. It has excellent acidity.
In this vintage, the red fruit is conducting the orchestra, giving a superb velvety expression, simultaneously dense and refined, giving away a breath-taking ageing potential! This vintage is a magnificent celebration of Mas de Daumas Gassac’s half-century.
With the vineyard’s history dating all the way back to 780 AD, Mas de Daumas Gassac is a superstar producer. In 1971, The Daumas family bought an abandoned “Mas” (farmhouse) and mill located in the heart of a beautiful wild valley through which flowed the Gassac river, and planted vines in clearings in the middle of 4,000 hectares of forest. The first vintage of their flagship Red was produced in 1978 from roughly 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, grown from an exceptional terroir. Today, the children of the family manage the estate, storing their harvests in an old cellar underneath the original mill. Famously described as the ‘First Growth of the Languedoc’, Mas de Daumas Gassac remains a truly unique producer in the region.