En primeur

Offer for: 2020 Mas de Daumas Gassac

A vintage marked by lockdowns, blessed by nature.

2020 Mas de Daumas Gassac

It is with enormous pleasure that we offer members a chance to secure en primeur this latest gem from a great Languedoc property.

Not everyone who buys a home in the country and wonders what he might plant, now that he has a sizeable garden, is as well connected as Aimé Guibert who bought the Mas in 1970. Firstly, his good friend Henri Enjalbert of Bordeaux University, a specialist in wine geology told him it absolutely must be vines. Later, Emile Peynaud, another eminent member of the wine faculty at Bordeaux and consultant to the stars of the Haut-Médoc, would be tempted south to advise on winemaking, Naturally, Mas de Daumas Gassac was destined for stardom!

2020, the property’s 43rd vintage is one that will never be forgotten. With the hospitality trade suspended and work indoors masked up and socially distant, everyone was out in the vineyards. But as it happened, nature, for once, was kind. After the drama of 2019 and 2018, 2020 saw a return to something more normal for this southern French icon, with no excesses in the weather. It rained when it needed to and the summer was long, sunny and warm but without the extreme heat.

Typically two-thirds cabernet sauvignon, with small and varying proportions of merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot and others, it’s a glorious expression of a distinguished grape in a French region which has been reluctant to acknowledge it officially. It’s convinced everyone else, though. Don’t miss it.

Marcel Orford-Williams
Buyer for the Languedoc

This offer will close at midday on Friday 8th October

Orders will be then be entered into an allocation system and confirmations of successful orders will be sent out by Tuesday 12th October at the latest.

The wine will be delivered in summer 2022.

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