Basile Guibert – whose family are owners of famed “Languedoc First Growth Mas de Daumas Gassac” – arrived in Singapore on 13 February 2017 where he and his wife are now based. Guibert travels the region representing his family winery while Marie-Alix de Grully works for HSBC in Singapore. Their son Aimé was born here on 29 August 2019.
Vintage Club is a Singapore wholesaler. It was started by three Frenchman and holds 30,000 bottles of 500 different French wines. Apart from being a wholesaler Vintage Club is also a distributor, including of Champagne Salon and Mas de Daumas Gassac. Check out their website at www.thevintageclub.sg.
Vintage Club is making a Lockdown Special to readers of this website. The offer is good until 1 June 2020.
As a wholesaler, Vintage Club only sells wines by the case, be that of six or twelve bottles.
Exceptionally for our website, they are making it possible for you to order 6 bottles of each individual wine to a case for S$150 nett (normal price being S$180 nett) or 3 bottles each of two whites to make a case, or 3 bottles each of 2 reds to make a case.
The exceptional price of S$150 nett per case of 6 bottles includes FREE DELIVERY in Singapore.
Please email your order to email@example.com or WhatsApp 85 11 2972.
This week, I tasted six Moulin de Gassac varietal wines, of which four overdelivers in quality and value-for-money.
Moulin de Gassac Sauvignon 2018
Bright light straw. Aromatic, including green guavas, green citrus, grapefruit, and minerality. The palate of this sauvignon blanc is deliciously poised between exuberant but restrained fruitiness and unshakeable freshness. An excellent aperitif and outstanding with dim sum, tempura, samosas and pakoras.
Moulin de Gassac Chardonnay 2018
Bright light gold. Honey, vanilla, green pineapples, melon, Anjou pear, and zesty citrus. Nicely balanced between intensity of fruit and freshness. Medium-plus-ish bodied. Remarkable a chardonnay from the south of France can deliver so much vivacity. A perfect pairing with shellfish, seafood, sushi and sashimi.
Moulin de Gassc Pinot Noir 2018
Garnet ruby complexion. The aroma is immediately, recognizably, reassuredly pinot! Raspberry, strawberry and spice. The palate bristles with freshness of fruit and a lovely grip of lively, ripe tannins. Amazing pinot personality and finesse from the Languedoc. On screwcap. Irresistible on its own and with pizza (especially with prosciutto or salami), duck, lamb and mutton.
Moulin de Gassac Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
This is the fourth over-achiever of this range of Moulin de Gassac single varietal wines. Minty, capsicum, blueberries, liquorice, and chocolatey. All that persistence of fruit is checked by elegance and freshness. Wonderful bite of crisp tannins on the finish. Enjoyable on its own and with roast chicken, pork, beef and steak.
Mas de Daumas Gassac Rosé Frizant 2018
Bright Provencal peach pink in colour. This vintage sparkling has delicate strawberry/raspberry/white peach fruit, a hint of candy floss, and a citrus lift on the finish. The ripe, fresh fruitiness has lots of bounce from the acidity. The blend is 70% cabernet sauvignon and 30% spread between mourvedre, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, petit manseng and muscat. A great aperitif and marvellous pairing with finger and deep-fried foods and dim sum. Frizant is inspired by a trip founders Veronique and Aime Guibert – parents of Basile – made to Italy.
6 BOTTLES AT S$250 nett (Normal Price being S$280)