Aimé Guibert, quality pioneer in Languedoc, has died at 91 years of age. He founded his property Mas de Daumas Gassac outside Aniane in Languedoc in the 1970s. 1978 was the first vintage. Guibert focused on quality, he wanted to make a wine of top quality. And not just with any grapes, he wanted to make a wine with Bordeaux grapes.
So he planted Cabernet Sauvignon, above all, but also Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. From the very first vintage Mas de Daumas Gassac received a lot of attention from wine journalists. At the time, in the late 1970s, Languedoc was an unknown wine territory for most people. So this was an exciting and quite daring project. A pioneer indeed.
1986 saw the first vintage of the white Mas de Daumas Gassac with an interesting blend of grapes, Petit Manseng, Viognier, Chenin blanc, Chardonnay and a number of unusual varieties. Aimé Guiberts sons run the property today. Read more: daumas-gassac.com.
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