For many, this estate needs no introduction. Often referred to as the Grand Cru of the Midi (South of France), the Mas de Daumas Gassac top-tier wines have reached international cult status. Located in the majestic Gassac Valley, the estate benefits from the cool microclimate derived from the Gassac River, several natural springs (from which the Guibert family drinks), and the influence of the nearby mountains. The soil that dominates the valley is a rare and still unexplained red, powder-fine glacial soil, which is strikingly similar to that found in the prime areas of Burgundy. This combination of characteristics is quite unique in Southern France.
Several years back, the Guibert family began working with a neighboring cooperative in Sète to produce fun, full-flavored wines from the surrounding countryside and rocky hillsides. Organic farming is de rigueur and the vinification is closely overseen by the Guibert family. The results are splendidly aromatic wines that bring out the terroir of this Mediterranean region. The Moulin de Gassac wines are named after the patron saint of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, one of the most stunningly beautiful villages in Europe drawing people from all over the world. There is a delicious aromatic white, a luscious dry rosé, and a lovely fleshy, spicy, garrigue-influenced red.