Gérard Gauby is 'the uncrowned king of the Roussillon', and even his so-called 'entry-level' wines, 'Les Calcinaires' are exceptional. Both red and white are capable of ageing wonderfully, and this 2004 Blanc is an amazing find. With around 15 years of age behind it, it has remarkable freshness and layers of complexity.
|Wine||Les Calcinaires Blanc|
|Blend||50% Muscat, 20% Macabeu, 30% Chardonnay|
|Region||France > Roussillon|
|Appellation||AOC Côtes du Roussillon Villages|
|Vineyard||Gauby's vineyards are around the village of Calce, across a bewildering range of soil types.|
|Farming||Organic, biodynamic, hand-harvested|
|Winemaking||Fermentation in concrete tanks with ambient yeasts. Aged eight months in vat on fine lees.|
|Lifespan||Drinks well from release. Although this is Gauby's entry-level wine, it has the quality to develop over years with careful cellaring.|
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