This is priced the same ($50) as the Languedoc Rouge (below), and I was underwhelmed with my first taste. As I suspected, though, it needs more time so I went back for a second try after the wine had time to warm up a bit and gulp some air. This time, I was impressed.
Mas de Daumas Gassac Blanc is another field blend--mainly Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Viognier and Petit Manseng. Fairly deep color. I smell some Chenin Blanc mineral, floral tones that are unfolding slowly. Figs, ripe apples and earth. Lots of grip on the palate. Now comes the incredibly long finish. This, too, will be a special wine.