This is how the late Aimé Guibert described his wine. He deliberately left natural scrubland in his domain so that all the flavours of the Midi could be incorporated into it, believing that its wild herbs and flowers add complexity and individuality. One of the first growers to start the ‘Languedoc Revolution’, Aimé Guibert’s Mas de Daumas Gassac is now the best-known of the region. Aimé, once a lawyer, moved to the country in the 70s, taking the advice of a geologist friend on which cépages to plant in his unique terroir. The rest is history. His wines, the ‘Grand Cru wines of the Languedoc’ fetching some of the region’s highest prices, cannot be labelled as anything other than ‘Vin de Pays’ because of the grape varieties used.
In recent years and since his very sad passing in May 2016, Aimé’s sons, Samuel, Roman, Gael and Basile have continued his legacy. The passion, dedication, individuality and quality of the wines live on.