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Mas de Daumas Moulin de Gassac ‘Guilhem’ Rosé Pays d’Hérault IGP 2017

Estate: Mas de Daumas was founded in 1970 by Véronique and Aimé Guibert when they 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 reflects winemaker Aimé Guibert’s passion and commitment to crafting traditional Languedoc wines that “capture the essence of southern France”.

Winemaking: Grapes are from vines on a chalky clay plateau, rich in limestone and quartz gravel. Direct pressed, aged 5 to 6 months in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting Notes: Pale coral in colour with aromas of apricot, nectarine, wildflowers and minerals. Mineral driven, with airy stone fruits glossed by citrus acidity. Lemon zest and sea salt minerals linger on the dry, crisp finish. Refreshing and airy, a superb value.

50% Syrah, 50% Carignan
Pays d’Hérault IGP
France
Estate Bottled
12% Alcohol
$9
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