Mas de Daumas Gassac, Blanc
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Organic

Mas de Daumas Gassac, Blanc - 2021

Item # 14318 750mL
$72.99/ Single Bottle
$875.88 $788.29/ Case of 12
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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

Mas de Daumas Gassac winery is the most well-regarded producer in the Languedoc. Since they plant an array of grape varieties--indigenous and otherwise--the estate's wines can only be listed as Vin de Pays. However, this sophisticated white wine speaks for itself, with captivating fruit and an elegant texture that says much about terroir.


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Staff Pick Notes

There's so much to love about this winery it's impossible to fit it in this small space. Even if I focus on this wine alone it's going to be tough. To start, this is one of the most unique field blends you'll ever have. When the Guiberts bought the vineyard they traveled the world and collected cuttings, then came home and planted them. So what you have is a wine made with uncloned Viognier from Georges Vernay in Condrieu, Petit Manseng from Charles Hours in Béarn, Chardonnay from Comptes Lafon, and Chenin Blanc from Domaine Huet. The rest are rare varieties from places like Israel, Armenia, Switzerland and Portugal, to name just a few. It's a masterwork of harmony and elegance, rich and full bodied, yet so fresh, with wet stone, pear and a faint hint of peach and floral notes. A wine that's far greater than the sum of it parts.

- ALM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Viognier

Some of the most intriguing wines associated with the white Viognier grape contain hardly any Viognier at all: in the Côte Rôtie appellation, wine must be made principally from the red Syrah grape, but up to 20 percent (often far less) can be of white Viognier. The practice of adding Viognier to Syrah began as a way of taming the very ripe, tannic reds of the hot Côte Rôtie ("roasted slope"), but...

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Chardonnay

From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking...

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Chenin Blanc

A versatile grape that is grown worldwide, but is most commonly associated with the Loire, California, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. It produces just about any type of wine you can think of: ageworthy dessert wines; delicious, honeyed dry whites; sparklers; and even bases for fortified wines and spirits. These days, one of the most exciting stories is in South Africa, where newly...

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