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Mas Daumas Gassac Rouge 2006 Vintage

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The 2006 Vintage
First look at a very rare and subtle vintage!

What can we say about our red 2006 wine not that it has completed its alcoholic and malolactic fermentation and it is quietly thinking before going off to spend a year maturing in Merrain oak barrels?

First, it is brilliantly healthy, thanks to a northerly wind that blew throughout summer's hundred days.  A wind that caused the grapes to develop unusually tough skins.  The result?  Not one was burst or damaged!

Next, the wind meant the juices were really concentrated, the result is 15% less wine than normal.  There's a danger we won't have enought to satisfy demand from our loyal friends and clients.  But it's gloriously concentrated, wonderfully rounded!  The 2006 looks like being a one-off thanks to its incredibly smooth, rich character.

Finally, with know-how honed by experience we started picking early, from 20 August, before the wind and the heat could destroy the aromas in an excess of alcohol.  That is why the 2006 Daumas Gassac alcohol level will be at an elegant 12.7% or so, with exquisite savours that would have been destroyed by overpowering alcohol.

There you have it!  The 2006 vintage in smaller quantities but with unusual, deliciously 'toasty' flavours.  The unique character of the 2006 wines will definitely find a place among memorable Daumas Gassac vintages; they are quite different, with a personality all of their own, reflecting a thoroughly unusual summer.

Veronique, Aime, Samuel, Gael, Roman Guibert

Vintage: 2006
Colour: Red
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer: Moulin de Gassac
Origin: South West France and the Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Style: Aged Wines and Rarities
When to Drink: Wines to Lay down
Bottle Size: 75cl
Bin Number: 1394

Domaine de Cantaussels Cabernet Sauvignon, Cote de Thongue


This deep ruby coloured Languedoc Cabernet is perfumed with blackberry and vanilla spice. The exuberance of dark fruit and firm tannins is mellowed in the barrel with scrubland herbs and minerals adding layers of complexity. The full bodied complex palate carries hints of oak and a long satisfying finish. Great with grilled meats, lamb, beef or cassoulet and mature cheeses. Colour: Red
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Smooth, Medium Bodied Red Wines
Origin: France
Vintage: 2013/16
Bottle Size: 75cl

Mas Daumas Gassac Rouge 2007 Vintage


Colour: Red
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Style: Aged Wines and Rarities
Origin: France
Vintage: 2007
Bottle Size: 75cl

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