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Visiting Mas Daumas Gassac with Aimé Guibert – Love that Languedoc Ep 18

Thanks for all your patience, Anglophones. I finally edited down the video from my visit with Aime Guibert AND I subtitled it. Some of the subtitles pass by a little bit too quickly, but you can use that pause button to your heart’s content (or watch it a hundred times). I think Aimé is just a fascinating character and I hope the edited down version retains all the charm, humor and tragedy of the original unedited footage of our Daumas Gassac tasting.

You should also note that I take some liberties in the translations. “Ils n’en ont rien à foutre” is somewhere between “They don’t give a shit” and “They don’t give a fuck.” I went with my gut, and my gut was being especially lewd.

Now, our car ride with Aimé was very fun, but we also had a treat waiting for us in the winery where we did a tasting of three Mas Daumas Gassac wines. These are wines that are very hard to taste so young, but very interesting. Over all, I was impressed but I really want to see where the wines go in ten years or so. I guess that’s kind of the magic of Daumas Gassac. Aimé Guibert was one of the first pioneers with the guts to say he could make a vin de pays de l’Herault that was good enough to make people cellar it for at least a decade. Enjoy!

The wines:
Mas Daumas Gassac Rosé Frizant 2008, Mas de Daumas Gassac, Vin de Pays de l’Herault
Mas Daumas Gassac Blanc 2008, Mas de Daumas Gassac, Vin de Pays de l’Herault
Mas Daumas Gassac Rouge 2007, Mas de Daumas Gassac, Vin de Pays de l’Herault

A note on pricing: Gassac is suprisingly affordable if you buy it ahead of time. They make amazing prices for their futures. Whereas, waiting for it to appear in stores, you’ll typically pay upwards of 80 Euros. At the futures prices, you are getting amazing bang for your buck. Another thing… I got some sticker shock from that bubbly rosé at 12€. Not unreasonably priced, but it’s a playful wine and a serious price. Surprised me a tiny bit. But the red and white at the futures prices! Those are awesome.

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Juliet Bruce-Jones, Master of Wine – Episode 4 Love that Languedoc

Juliet Bruce Jones, a Master of Wine, swings by the vineyard and presents three excellent wines. Two dry red wines and a sweet dessert wine. Obviously, all of them come from that good old Languedoc.

I guess my favorite part of this episode is when we guiltily start referring to the spit bucket as a blend of fine AOC wine. :D

As always, thank you for watching. New world, meet the Languedoc!

Wines tasted:
Domaine Perdiguier 2006, Vin de Pays Coteaux D’ensérune
La Jasse-Castel 2007, AOC Coteaux du Languedoc Montpeyroux
Domaine Barroubio 2007, Muscat de St-Jean de Minervois

See also:
Fishermen’s Friend lozenges
Master of Wine certification
Juliet Bruce-Jones, MW
Suivez Juliet on Twitter

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Juliet Bruce-Jones, MW – Episode 3 de Languedoc, je t’aime

Juliet Bruce Jones, un “Master of Wine”, visite le Domaine avec quelques perles du Languedoc. Nos conversation et dégustation révèlent encore une fois la grande diversité des vins du Languedoc.

Un épisode charmant avec deux anglophones qui essaient de partager leurs passions pour les vins du Languedoc avec des accents pas du tout du coin.

Wines tasted:
Domaine Perdiguier 2006, Vin de Pays Coteaux D’ensérune
La Jasse-Castel 2007, AOC Coteaux du Languedoc Montpeyroux

See also:
Fishermen’s Friend lozenges
Master of Wine certification
Juliet Bruce-Jones, MW
Suivez Juliet on Twitter

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