THE SECRET IS IN THE VINES...
With typical French brio, Basile – one of five children of the vineyard’s founders, Véronique and Aimé Guibert – describes wines made in the region in the past as ‘plonk’.
When a charming and witty Frenchman – who begins by saying that he was born in a vineyard and the wine runs through his veins – talks, you listen carefully.

A rapt audience of diners at the Pipe and Glass did just that when Basile Guibert, scion of a great wine-making family in the Languedoc, introduced his family’s delicious products to them.

The Guibert family run Mas de Daumas Gassac which is providing, via Bedale-based wine merchants Firth and Co, The Pipe and Glass’s latest venture – a range of three house wines.

The delicious trio – a white and a red and a rosé – are all made at the family vineyard in a ‘wild and unique valley’, near the gorgeous 9th century Abbaye de Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert in Hérault, a département in the Languedoc-Roussilon region.

With typical French brio, Basile – one of five children of the vineyard’s founders, Véronique and Aimé Guibert – describes wines made in the region in the past as ‘plonk’.
But in 1970, his parents were looking for a family home in the region, became entranced by the spectacular land and, after considering maize and olives as possible crops, decided to grow grapes.



A geologist friend was enthusiastic about the soil, but warned them: “It’s quite possible to make a Grand Cru here – but it would probably take 200 years for it to be recognised and accepted!"

It was a gauntlet the couple couldn’t resist – well, Aimé was a glovemaker, so that sort of thing probably came naturally to him.

Forty-four years and five children later, the winery is flourishing, with no less a wine expert than Jancis Robinson praising one of their bottles for its ‘complexity and grunt’, while Decanter magazine’s Steven Spurrier enjoyed the ‘vigorous individuality’ of another, declaring it ‘brilliant’.



Introducing the three wines to diners at a special evening at the Pipe and Glass, Basile confided that ‘the secret is in the vines’ – and offered the profound advice that, to run a successful business, you must ‘do what you love, and love what you do’.

Andrew Firth, of Firth and Co, said: “Mas de Daumas Gassac is one of France’s great wine estates. I’m honoured to be bringing their wines to the Pipe and Glass."



James said: “We tasted many wines in our search for the perfect house offering at the Pipe and Glass – the Mas de Daumas Gassac three were head and shoulders above the rest. We’re delighted to be able to offer them to our customers at the Pipe and Glass."



For a detailed and fascinating account of the history of Mas de Daumas Gassac, visit: daumas-gassac.com

Look out for the three wines on the Pipe and Glass wine list, or if you would like to try a bottle at home:



PUBLISHED :December 2015
TAGS : AUTUMNWINTERDRINKEVENTS
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