The world of wines is a complex one. There are more than 10,000 grape varieties and hundreds of thousands of labels circulating around the globe.
To celebrate International Wine Day, which falls on May 25 this year, and to help you add to your wine chillers, we asked wine importer Samuel Sze of boutique family distributor Nature Art Wine the three bottles all wine drinkers should keep on their radar this year.
Mas de Daumas Gassac 2019
Denomination: IGP St Guilhem-le-Désert – Cité d’Aniane
“This bottle is not just an iconic wine. It’s frequently referred to as The Grand Cru of Languedoc. The 2019 Mas de Daumas Gassac Red is a remarkable vintage! The last vintage of the decade was blessed with spectacular aromatic concentration, intensity, and extremely low yields, providing the perfect balance between power and fruitiness.
The colour, nose and mouth harmonise in a gourmet vibration of black berries mingled with a touch of roasted cacao. Still in its childhood, it already has an extraordinarily exhilarating complexity, revealing wonderful emotions. The wine is noble, marked by freshness and has an elegant structure where the concentration and tannic outline are perfectly balanced by acidity and fruitiness.
The 2019 is an earmark of the truly great vintages of Mas de Daumas Gassac such as the 1982, 1989, 1990, 2005, and 2010, and is one to keep and age gracefully.”