Mas de Daumas Gassac, the Grand Cru of the Languedoc

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Mas de Daumas Gassac, the Grand Cru of the Languedoc

Mas de Daumas Gassac, the iconic winery of the Languedoc produces beautiful assemblage wines with pride and passion. So when Terra Firma was approached by the LCBO to participate in Uncork the Mediterranean it was quick decision to say 'yes'.

We also hold pride and passion in high regard for our hand selected portfolio and this event is the perfect fit to let one of our stars shine.

Dedicated to making extraordinary wines Aimé Guibert, founder of the estate, showed that the region's hillsides offered great potential. Over the next 30 years his persistence and passion enticed many a wine professional, gaining the respect of the wine world and the rare status of 'cult wine.'

When Wine Spectator tasted 400 wines from the region in 1994 only four rated outstanding, and they were all from Mas de Daumas Gassac.

Hugh Johnson declares Mas de Daumas Gassac is the "only Grand Cru of the South", while Robert Parker states it as "exceptional". Gault Millau proclaims it the "Lafite in Languedoc" and Michael Broadbent writes it is "one of the top 10 wines in the world"! 

Very few wineries share such mutual recognition from both European and North American wine critics and Uncork the Mediterranean is a rare opportunity to discover this revered winery for yourself.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Tasting Notes
IGP Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert Cité d'Aniane, 2013 Midi, France Wine Spectator 90, 
The most concentrated in the lineup, the 2013 IGP Saint Guilhem le Desert is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, yet includes small amounts of Merlot, Tannat, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Pinot Noir and others. Aged 12-18 months in barrel, if offers lots of cherry pit, sappy garrigue, graphite, pepper and black raspberries to go with medium-bodied richness, good acidity and a vibrant, balanced profile that should allow it to evolve nicely over the coming 10-15 years.
IGP Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert Cité d'Aniane 2016, Midi, France Robert Parker 88-89
Tasted out of tank, the 2016 IGP Saint Guilhem le Desert Blanc is a ripe, sweetly fruited white made from a mix of Viognier, Petit Manseng, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc. It gives up lots of sweet peach, orange marmalade and sugared citrus in a fruit-forward, nicely texture style that’s straight up gulpable.

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