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Mas de Daumas-Gassac

The winery is located in the municipality of Aniane, northwest of Montpellier in the French wine-growing region of Languedoc. The property was bought in 1971 by the Parisian glove manufacturer Aimé Guibert. During a visit by the geologist Professor Enjalbert, he discovered that the soil consists of a 20 metre thick layer of volcanic dust. He predicted that it would have to produce a world-class wine. And so it happened, Guibert began to produce a cult wine with the support of the famous oenologist Professor Émile Peynaud (1912-2004). Guibert's country wines established the fame of the Vin de pays (now IGP) of this region in the Département of Hérault. First produced in 1978, this long-lasting red wine made from Cabernet Sauvignon resembles a Bordeaux in structure and is one of the most expensive French wines. White wines, rosés and sparkling wines are also produced. The vineyards cover 32 hectares of vineyards, mainly planted with Cabernet Sauvignon. Other red wine varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Tannat, Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto. The white wine varieties are Chardonnay, Viognier, Petit Manseng, Marsanne, Roussanne, Chenin Blanc, Sercial, Muscat Blanc and Neheleschol. The winery is also called "Château Lafite-Rothschild des Languedoc".

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