Awarded 92 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their March 2018 edition's "Steven Spurrier's Fine Wine World" (under £20); (see blue link below).
Mas de Daumas Gassac Blanc 2016 - March 2018 Decanter review
The cellars at Mas de Daumas Gassac were formed in the foundations of a Gallo-Roman mill; they now house 400 Merrain oak Bordeaux and Burgundy barrels; one in seven is replaced each year. There are two cold water springs under the cellar’s floor, nature’s own air conditioning system, which slows the alcohol fermentation down to between 8 – 10 days. This slow process means the complex savours have time to develop, something that doesn’t happen with modern high-tech fermentation. As they say at the winery: "Wisdom needs time to develop, so do a wealth of flavours!"
Chemical fertilisers and synthetic matter have no place at Daumas Gassac. They only use compost based on manure produced by ewes from the Larzac.
The Mas de Daumas Gassac Blanc is pale straw in colour with scents of tropical fruits and toasted nuts. Fresh and floral on the palate, the texture is firm and waxy with flavours of green apples and tropical fruits. The finish lingers with firm acidity. This wine is a tremendously versatile wine to pair with food. Some suggestions we have are asparagus, red peppers à la Languedocienne, fresh salmon in pastry on a bed of wild fennel, grilled swordfish steaks and roast pork with ginger and pears caramelised in vinegar.
To see the winemaker's notes on this wine, please click on the blue link below.
Mas de Daumas Gassac Blanc 2017 - fiche technique