“Samuel Guibert focusses on producing red and white wines that have a vibrancy and approachability in their youth but can more than stand the test of time.”
The soils in the Languedoc-Roussillon region vary according to the AOC and IGP scheme. From vineyards to vineyards one can find vast pebble terraces, sandstone clay, calcareous clay, limestone and shale, clayey soils, sandy soils, representing a valuable asset for promoting the quality of the wines. We can distinguish the composition of soil near the coast (alluvial soils) from limestone and gravel based soils inland. Poor soils are a common characteristic of the region, which forces the roots digging down very deeply to get water and nutrients.
History / Ethos
Mas de Daumas Gassac was created in 1974 by one of France’s most iconic and controversial couple of vigneron, Aimé Guibert and his wife Véronique. Vines were not part of the original plan, but they were convinced by a geologist friend that the terroir had the potential to produce outstanding quality wine. Often referred as the “Grand Cru of the Midi”, Mas de Daumas Gassac became a cult wine from its first vintage in 1978 - The first official vintage of the Grand Vin with the help of the great Bordeaux enologist, Emile Peynaud. Although based on Cabernet Sauvignon, the blend in the red wine also includes diverse varieties such as Tannat, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Pinot Noir.