We have been fans of Mas de Daumas Gassac Rosé Frizant since Basile Guibert served the 2018 vintage at a lunch in December 2019.
With the current lockdown in Singapore, that seems like ages ago.
The Singapore-based Frenchman is a member of the owning family of what is often referred to as “the Lafite of the Languedoc”.
“Frizant” was inspired by a trip founders Veronique & Aime Guibert made to Italy.
Last week, came news that Frizant has found a new fan.
Not just any fan but highly respected wine writer Jancis Robinson MW.
Frizant 2019 – composed of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance 30% spread between Mourvedre, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Manseng and Muscat – worked its magic on Robinson.
Jancis Robinson MW, a new fan of Mas de Daumas Gassac Frizant
Her tasting notes:
“Quite frankly, delightful! Tamarillo, guava, salt, tomato jam, blood orange. Flavours and layers pinging and colliding across the palate – you can almost hear the shouts of unfettered laughter. Sumac and paprika dance in a hot popping popcorn pot. Papaya tastes silky and weighty and yet there is a racy edge. This was absolutely divine with Ottolenghi’s grilled courgette, feta and cascabel honey salad” Score: 17
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