Amassed Daumas Gassac


Venerated Languedoc producer Mas de Daumas Gassac hosted a 30-wine vertical tasting of their estate red last month, on the eve of the Vinisud wine trade fair. This was a rare opportunity to taste a collection of vintages back to 1979, none of which had travelled beyond the boundaries of the property whence they came.

The Mas de Daumas Gassac story is a fairly well-known one. In brief, it started with Aimé Guibert finding that the farmhouse estate he had bought with his wife in 1970 had terroir that was ideally suited to growing vines. Guibert hired several consultants, most...