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I have some exciting news: we have a fantastic treat coming to warm you
up during bleak February and we couldn't be more thrilled. Join us and
special guest Samuel Guibert for a taste of six outstanding wines from
Mas de Daumas Gassac--the legendary producer from the Languedoc region.
Before Daumas Gassac this region was considered as the origin of
nothing but plonk wine, often built around the much maligned Carignan
grape. The history of the region changed with the arrival of this
outfit and has never looked back--even Carignan has had a resurgence!
The Daumas Gassac history is not a very long one, but it is
interestingly rich. Amie Guibert and his wife Veronique purchased the
farm (mas) in 1970 in an effort to escape Paris and city life. They
had no intention of making wine. During renovation of the home, the
couple surveyed their new land to determine what they should plant,
(thinking maybe corn or olives) when their friend came to visit. Henri Enjalbert (geology professor, and oenologist) noted
that the 'mas’ unique red glacial soil coupled with the evening’s cool
air of the Gassac Valley (rare in Southern Rhone) made for an ideal spot
for planting vines. Enthused by Enjabert’s findings, the Guiberts
began planting their vineyard in 1972, a vineyard that is perhaps the
most significant of the Languedoc region today. Amie did his homework,
planting un-cloned Cabernet Sauvignon vines, propagated from old vines
of Bordeaux. He sought out the help of Emile Peynaud a well-known
professor and oenologist and, after years of persuasion, Peynaud
eventually agreed to consult. His mantra was “finesse, complexity, and
balance” and that's just what we have with these wines.
We will be holding this event on
Thursday, February 21st
until 8:30 in the evening at
Hathaway's Hideaway, located at 310 S. Ashley, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(next to the fleetwood diner) As usual, we will also have a selection
of cheeses picked exclusively for this event by cheese-monger Eric
Lundy. Do not miss this rare treat!
Cheers, Jorge Luis Lopez-Chavez.
Purchase tickets at The Produce Station or online today, as we will not have tickets for sale at the door.