2017 Domaine Gauby "Vieilles Vignes" Rouge, Côtes du Roussillon Villages, France
This is a wine of deep character and complexity. Well-structured with beautiful aromas of roses, spice, cherries, and boysenberries. On the palate, roasted meat and hints of black coffee and bay leaves.
ABOUT THIS WINE
Made from vines ranging in age from 40- to 120+-years old, all planted on stony soils of marl and schist. This is a great wine to pair with lamb prepared with garlic and rosemary
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Domaine Gauby's trailblazing commitment to a vigorous biodynamic viticultural regimen has culminated in a unique style of winemaking, demonstrating a near-perfect balance between power and restraint, and that unfailingly expresses the purity of provenance. Gerard Gauby and his son, Lionel, emphasize manual, rather than mechanized labor. Wild plants and trees are allowed to grow in and around the vineyards, while weeds under the vines are plowed using a team of mules. As a result of his commitment to these and other practices, Gerard is widely regarded as the king of biodynamic winemaking in southern France, and The Wine Advocate's Jeb Dunnuck called Domaine Gauby "one of the top estates in France."
Gerard's philosophy is rooted in an understanding of wine as a picture of a specific place and vintage. This unflinching individuality has given the wines of Domaine Gauby the pure expression of their terroir. And with his talented son Lionel at his side, the wines have achieved an even higher level of quality.