2011 Domaine Gauby, Coume Gineste Blanc, Côtes Catalanes, Roussillon

2011 Domaine Gauby, Coume Gineste Blanc, Côtes Catalanes, Roussillon

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2011 Domaine Gauby, Coume Gineste Blanc, Côtes Catalanes, Roussillon

Description

Decomposed marine deposits and fossils, squeezed between the sea, the Pyrenees and the hills of Corbières, make up the every particular landscape of the Gauby Empire in the heart of Roussillon.  60 year old Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris stand as bush vines and are farmed at parsimonious yields of 15 hl/ha, then barrel fermented and matured in 50% new and 50% one-year old barrels.

The result is an extraordinary elixir; textured, rich and nutty, but with a shard of pure acidity haunting its core adding freshness to the fascinating mid-palate notes of orange, gingerbread and beeswax.

Simon Field MW – Wine Buyer
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Wine Advocate95/100
Wine Advocate95/100
The Gaubys mixed-Grenache (but overwhelmingly Gris-variant) 2011 Coume Gineste was only bottled at the end of March, 2013 after spending its life in an Austrian foudre, and received a regimen of significant skin contact and low sulfur, all of which approaches seem to have successfully, subtly integrated the sense of tactile impingement akin to lime zest, radish, and pineapple close to the core that so often and distinctively characterizes Grenache Gris, as well as to preserve and integrate what in reviewing the 2008 I termed an almost flor-like piquancy and toasted nuttiness on the nose. (Quite possibly there is some microbiological aspect involved.) This bottlings also boasts enormously alluring and penetrating floral perfume suggesting honeysuckle, lily-of-the-valley and hyacinth. A leesy, nutty undertone offers fine counterpoint to the aforementioned sizzle and incisiveness not to mention an overall sense of citric and white peach brightness that could come from Riesling and energy enough to light a room; while an oyster liquor-like brininess, nuttiness and herbaceous quality sets my tongue quivering and stimulates my salivary glands to pump overtime for a literally not to mention, prodigiously mouthwatering finish. Look for this amazing wine to dazzle through at least 2018.
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About this WINE

Domaine Gauby

Domaine Gauby

The modern era for this excellent Côtes du Rousillon estate dates from 1985 when the energetic Gérard Gauby took over the family estate. Previously the wines were sold in bulk to the local co-operative, but Gérard took the brave decision to go it alone.

The domaine is situated in the village of Calce, in the Vin-de-Pays appellation of Coteaux des Fenouilledes. As the name of the village suggests, the soils in this area are predominantly chalky and are suitable for both red and white wines.

A number of grape varieties are planted at the domaine, the reds include Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan, the whites are made from Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, Viognier and, unusually for this area, Chenin Blanc.

The wines are elegant and modern with great balance and concentration.

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VDP des Cotes Catalanes

VDP des Cotes Catalanes

As its name suggests VDP des Côtes Catalanes is one of the most Westerly of the zonal Vin  De Pays within the Vin De Pays D'Oc region. Located within the Pyrénees Orientales, this is one of the few designations that has forged a reputation in its own right. The wines tend to be dominated by Grenache and to be rich and ruddy of complexion.   

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Other Varieties

Other Varieties

There are over 200 different grape varieties used in modern wine making (from a total of over 1000). Most lesser known blends and varieties are traditional to specific parts of the world.

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