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SOLD OUT (un)Corked Wine Tasting: Mas de Daumas Gassac of the Languedoc

February 21, 2013 (Thu) from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hosted By The Produce Station @ Hathaway's Hideaway

310 South Ashley
Ann Arbor, Mi 48104
Phone: 734.663.7848
Cost: $15.00

Event Details

Event ID #454854
Wine OR Wine & Food Event    Tags:   Wine   Food  
This event is sold out; no further tickets sales in the store or at the door

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
 from 7 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.


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