Moulin de Gassac Le Mazet 2011

The Daumas Gassac estate was established in 1970 Véronique and Aimé Guibert purchased land owned by the Daumas family in a valley in the Languedoc region of France. They planted un-cloned varieties of grapes, seeking out cuttings from Bordeaux vines dating back to the 1930’s, basing their choices on quality and diversity rather than yield and disease resistance. Passionate about protecting the eco system and old vines, they practice organic farming and have preserved the wild, forest garrigue that dominates the land; the 50 hectares of vineyards are planted amongst the glades of indigenous plants such as thyme, rosemary, lavender, and fennel. Despite the estate’s “modest designation and location” it has received numerous accolades for its quality wines, even being commonly referred to as “the Grand Cru of the Languedoc”. Moulin de Gassac is the second label of the estate and bears the statement “Un vin comme autrefois” translating to “A wine they used to make in the old days”, representing winemaker Aimé Guibert’s passion and commitment to crafting traditional Languedoc wines.

Dark red-violet in colour with aromas of blueberry, blackberry and chocolate ganache. A velvety undercurrent of herbs and brambly forest flavours bolstered jammy raspberry and black cherry flavours in the medium body, whilst smooth mocha elements comprised the brief finish. Each cozy, plush sip will keep you reaching for more of this charming and excellent value.

40% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 20% Mourvèdre
Pays D’Hérault
France
Mis en Bouteille A La Propriété [Estate Bottled]
13% Alcohol
$11
Enjoy now thru 2014

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