Hérault is located on the Mediterranean coastline, bordered by the Aude department to the southwest. Its northern and western sides are dominated by the Cévennes mountains, notably in the form of the Montagne Noire hills in the far west. It is on the lower slopes of these hills – and on the coastal plains below – that the majority of Hérault’s vineyards are located.
During the growing season, the temperatures are moderated by refreshing sea breezes from the Mediterranean that sweep through the vineyards, cooling the grapes and slowing ripening.
This very drinkable white is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and a rarer grape called Terret. With its attractive medium lemon-green colour, this wine offers bright green apple and red pear fruit, with a touch of stoniness and some riper notes of peach and quince. Light-bodied, this is a bright, fresh and lively wine with crisp acidity. Simply a delight. Enjoy!
Mas de Daumas Gassac is the most famous producer in the Languedoc region of France. It is well-known for the high quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon-predominant flagship wine, earning the estate the nickname "the Lafite of the Languedoc". But there is a lot more to its wines than Cabernet Sauvignon as Mas de Daumas Gassac produces some of the most complex red and white blends in the world!
The first vines at Mas de Daumas Gassac were planted in 1972. Véronique and Aimé Guibert had found the property two years earlier while searching for a new rural home. Aimé Guibert, who died in 2016 aged 91, was one of the great champions of the Languedoc and became a global wine figure. He is particularly well known for his battles with the Robert Mondavi company, first rebuffing their offer to buy the estate, then spearheading opposition to their attempts to buy land. The estate remains family-owned and is run by four of Aimé and Véronique's five children. Mas de Daumas Gassac is rightly known as the one of the world’s greatest wine producers.