Domaine Gauby `Calcinaires` Blanc Igp Côtes Catalanes 2019

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Tasting Notes

A fresh nose with delicate aromas of white flowers and notes of stone fruit. The palate is expressive with layers of citrus and stone fruitand bright acidity underpinned by a long mineral finish

Feature

Certified Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

Vineyards

This blend of 35% Chardonnay, 35% Macabeu, 15% Vermentino and 15% Grenache Blanc is sourced from a mixture of old and young vines planted on clay loam and limestone. The Macabeu vines are 30 – 50 years old which gives the grapes great concentration.The Roussillon has incredibly diverse soils which, combined with the multiple aspects from the rolling hills, has given Gérard Gauby the freedom to experiment and maximise the potential of each grape variety.

Vinification

The grapes were harvested by hand at low yields of 20-25hl/ha and directly pressed with minimal sulphur and settled overnight in stainless steel. Fermentation using indigenous yeasts was carried out in stainless steel before 7 months maturation on fine lees in Stockinger Austrian oak foudres.

Producer

Domaine Gauby is located close to the small town of Calce in the Roussillon. Now run by Gérard Gauby, his wife Ghislaine and their son Lionel, who is responsible for the winemaking. Gérard took over his family’s domaine in 1985 when it had just five hectares of vines, which included three hectares of over 100-year-old vines planted by his grandfather. Gérard has now grown the estate to around 40 hectares and has meticulously replanted all of the recently acquired vineyards. The estate sits among rolling hills with a sweeping view of the Mediterranean on one side and a dramatic backdrop of the Pyrénées on the other. Certified organic since 1996, the vineyards are farmed sustainably.

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12.50%