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.
Aimé Guibert,along with his wife Véronique, purchased the property in 1974, and began planting grapes. After years of traveling around the world for his family’s leather business, Aimé developed a love for the history and cultures of the world. This anthropological spirit led him to seek out rare grape varieties from around the globe. He even went so far as to find the grape of the wine served at the last supper! As a result, there are 40 different grape varieties planted on the property, from rare and uncloned vines from far flung places, including Israel, Portugal, Switzerland, Armenia, Madeira, etc. While many would see this as an extreme and crazy endeavour, this diversity led to unorthodox blends and truly singular wines.
Mas de Daumas Gassac’s top wine is legendary, and with good reason. It really showed the world what the Languedoc was capable of when they stopped mass producing bulk wine and focused on quality.
72.4% de Cabernet Sauvignon, 6.3% Merlot, 4.4% Cabernet Franc, 3.6% Tannat, 3.1% Pinot noir, 2.6% Malbec, 7.6% other varieties
Deep, rich crimson in colour, the wine has aromas of rich red berry fruit with notes of herby garrigue and subtle spice. The palate is beautifully smooth with silky tannins and intense, smoky bramble fruit.
Works well with a leg of lamb studded with garlic, gratin of aubergines or courgettes, roast guinea fowl on a bed of caramelised apples or a thick vegetable stew