Moulin de Gassac, Pinot Noir 2016

75cl bottle: £10.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £131.40

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Pre-shipment; deliveries expected mid July


Our newest addition to the Gassac range. Sampled just over a month ago and bought on the spot, the wine is a wonderful example of how good Southern French Pinot Noir can be. Packed with delightful juicy red fruit and with elegance and a wonderful fresh finish. The wine is a perfect summer option, great for summer dinner parties.

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Our Tasting Notes

Complex and delicate nose typical of Pinot noir, full of candied cherry, and an edge of savoury mushroom. Mouthwatering on the palate, deliciously juicy with an abundance of fruit. Beautiful acidity and freshness on the finish mixed with soft tannins.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Languedoc
Alcohol: 13%

About

The remarkable story of Mas de Daumas-Gassac, begins in 1971 when Parisian glove-maker Aimé Guibert bought an isolated farmhouse high up in the valley of a stream called the Gassac..

The Guiberts had no previous knowledge of wine and there were no vines on the estate. A friend from the University of Bordeaux specializing in vineyard geology realised that Daumas-Gassac sat upon the best possible combination of soil for wine making, with superb drainage and its own unique micro-climate. The proximity to the sea keeps the vineyards air-conditioned and the cellars, chilled by the waters of the stream, remain wonderfully cool even in the height of summer.

The Guiberts hired the best wine brains available, including Professor Emile Peynaud – a great oenologist associated with Bordeaux. Peynaud advised them exactly which vines to plant and how. Though Cabernet Sauvignon was the grape variety planted for the first vintages, the idea was not to mimic Bordeaux, even though one commentator called the 1982 vintage the ‘Lafite of the Languedoc’ which caused initially slow sales to rocket. The wines of Mas de Daumas-Gassac have a degree of natural austerity that is more akin to the great wines of Bordeaux or the Loire than the Languedoc.