Exquisite and sublimely subtle wines that are unique for a variety of reasons. Firstly, the terroir is exceptional, the vines growing on a deep, well-drained soil formed by glacial deposits. Secondly, the upper Gassac valley has a cool microclimate that allows a longer growing season. Thirdly, the vineyards have been created in small plots or clearings surrounded by forest and garrigue. The wines consequently soak up the fragrances of the surrounding plant life of laurel, thyme, rosemary, lavender, arbutus, fennel, wild mint and lentisque. Fourthly, Daumas Gassac embraces an organic culture, eschewing chemical fertilizers, using only natural dung compost as well as tree and straw cuttings. Fifthly, yields are naturally low (35hl/ha), allowing the wine to express the terroir more than the grape variety & the vines are manually harvested. The vinification for the red wines is similar to that in Médoc; long fermentation (three weeks), ageing in wooden casks, light fining with egg whites and no filtering. The white grapes undergo skin maceration for 5-7 days followed by fermentation in stainless steel, whereupon the juice is transferred briefly to Burgundy oak casks where it is filtered with an alluvionaire filter.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre, Pinot Noir, Petit Manseng and Muscat. Organic frizant made in a cross between tank method and pet nat. Free run juice fermented in closed tanks to retain gases. Matured in closed stainless steel for 3 to 4 months.
Deliciously fruity, light and crisp. Fine lively, bubbles and smooth red fruits make for a delightfully elegant sparkling wine to suit any occassion.