Grande Reserve de Gassac 2011
|Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier|
Way back in 780 CE, Charlemagne’s advisor, Saint Benedict of Aniane, founded the first vineyard in the Gassac valley. Indeed, there are good reasons to believe that he introduced Charlemagne to some of the valley’s early wines. Thus, in common with most truly great wines, the Daumas Gassac Grands Crus were born under the aegis of a prestigious Abbey.
The wine makers were anxious to conserve the wild beauty of the High Valley du Gassac, most especially the wild garrigue. That’s why the vines are planted in magical glades hidden in the dense, forest-like garrigue that dominates the countryside. Some 50 types of vine grow in these clearings - a total of 50 hectares. - Extract from Mas de Daumas Gassac's website