Mas de Daumas Gassac, Rose Frizzant, 2019

$26.99
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A fizzy rosé made entirely of Cabernet Sauvignon — this is chock-full of ripe strawberry fruit, as well as some typical Cabernet notes of a darker hue, like licorice and red currant. The grapes are pressed before they are fully ripe, and the free-run juice is allowed to ferment in a single, airtight stainless steel tank before it is bottled. Essentially a pét-nat, but the second fermentation is done in a large vessel rather than the bottle.
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Mas de Daumas Gassac

Few winemakers have come to define their region like Mas de Daumas Gassac has with the Languedoc. What sets Mas de Daumas Gassac apart is their unflinching commitment to pushing the boundaries — of the appellation’s rules, of conventional farming techniques, of “expected” grape varieties.

Aimé and Véronique Guibert purchased the land in the early 1970s; they had planned to start a farm, but weren’t sure what type of crops they wanted to grow. It took convincing from a Bordeaux-based soil scientist, who saw great grape-growing potential in the limestone-rich land, as densely mineral-laden as Burgundy’s Côte d’Or.

Making wine in the Languedoc is nothing new — the Greeks and Romans were doing it millennia ago. In planting their estate to vines, the Guiberts chose to buck local tradition and plant a wide (very wide) assortment of international grapes; there’s Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay, sure, but also Petite Arvine, Tempranillo, Nebbiolo and more. Prior to owning the estate, the Guiberts traveled the world as part of a family leather business, and became enamored with grapes from far-off and exotic locales.

Details

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Languedoc & Roussillon

  • Grape Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Vintage

    2019

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Organic

  • Style

    Fruity , Herbaceous , Juicy

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied