Pont de Gassac Blanc 2016

Languedoc

75cl bottle: £13.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £167.40

case(s)

2+ Cases £12.95 per bottle | £155.40 per case (12x75cl)


From the Hérault’s most famous estate Mas de Dumas-Gassac, which is often referred to as ‘the Lafite or First Growth of the Languedoc’, Pont de Gassac Blanc is the Domaine's reserve wine which comes exclusively from their vineyards high up in the Gassac valley. It is a beautifully fresh and vibrant blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Clairette - a cross between the best of white from the Rhône and Bordeaux. At 1/3 of the price of their first wine, it is a real treat and a bargain.

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Our Tasting Notes

A beautifully full and fresh bouquet of citrus fruit gives way to a richly textured and full bodied wine with great minerality from these vineyards that have never seen chemicals. Very well made and delicious by itself and even better with fish, spices and white meats.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Chardonnay
Appellation: Pays d’Hérault
Alcohol: 12%

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.