Domaine Gauby Calcinaires Blanc IGP Cotes Catalanes 2021
Region: Roussillon, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 40% Grenache Blanc 30% Chardonnay 20% Macabeo 10% Vermentino
A fresh nose with delicate aromas of white flowers and notes of peach and quince. The palate is expressive with layers of citrus and stone fruit. A bright acidity is underpinned by a long mineral finish.
Sourced from a mixture of old and young vines planted on clay loam and limestone. The Chardonnay vines are average 45 years old and the Macabeu 80 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.
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, the domaine has gained a reputation for making wines of exemplary freshness in a hot climate. Gérard took over the family domaine in 1985 when it had just five hectares of vines, including three hectares of over 100-year-old vines planted by his great-grandfather. He 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 Pyrenees on the other. This unique climate and location mean the estate is exposed to both strong coastal and mountain breezes and a high level of sunshine.