Spectator Wine Club - Moulin de Gassac
My longed-for trips to Greece and Spain are booked, England thumped India in the 3rd Test, Spurs are top of the league (and Arsenal are bottom, that’s to say last, 20th out of 20, the back marker), and, having long abandoned any attempts at Alcohol-Free August, I’ve been drinking the wines of mighty Mas de Daumas Gassac all week. I can hardly stop grinning. M de DG is generally acknowledged to be the ‘Lafite of the Languedoc’ and if you’re new to its remarkable wines, crikey, you’re in for a treat. I envy you discovering them for the first time.
The 2020 Moulin de Gassac Picpoul de Pinet is as fine an example of this increasingly trendy grape/wine as you’ll find. Crisp, lively and inviting, it’s deliciously rounded in the mouth, slightly salty on the finish and deeply refreshing. £12.90 down from £13.90. 13%vol
The 2020 Pont de Gassac White is a fascinating blend of Vermentino, Chardonnay, Viognier and Colombard. It gives little away on the nose but is mouth-wateringly creamy and herbal in the mouth and, although delicate, has weight on the finish. £15.40 down from £16.40. 14%vol
The 2020 Moulin de Gassac Tèrra White is made from Vermentino, Grenache Blanc and Roussanne and is richly flavoured, herbal, honeyed, lively and fresh. It has a decadently velvety finish too and I love it. £16.00 down from £17.00. 13.5%vol
The 2020 Moulin de Gassac Syrah is simple fare but spot on, part of the entry level varietal range. A rich purple, it’s gloriously juicy and jammy with plush ripe blackberry fruit, a touch of spice and tannin, fine acidity and a subtle savouriness. £10.50 down from £11.50. 14%vol
The 2019 Pont de Gassac Red is a soft, smooth blend of Syrah, Cabernet, Merlot and Carignan. Rich ‘n’ ripe, it’s also exuberantly fresh thanks to 10 months in steel rather than oak and it was no surprise to learn it won a gong at the Decanter World Wine Awards. £15.40 down from £16.40. 13.5%vol
The 2020 Moulin de Gassac Tèrra Red – part of the estate’s organic range – is made from Syrah, Grenache and Carignan. It’s full of concentrated dark fruit and boasts that trademark Gassac freshness along with suggestions of herbs and spice. £16.00 down from £17.00. 13.5%vol
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator
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