Domaine Gauby

Domaine Gauby, Calce

Lionel Gauby has the last 10 years been responsible for all the lovely wines coming out of Domaine Gaubys cellar.

Being a kid not so fond of school, he started already as a teenager and has now more then 17 years of experience. The last year taken full control over the domaine, being good timing with that his father, at this state of maturity wants to enjoy more relaxing times.

The father, Gérard Gauby took over from his parents in the mid eighties and was by that time a pioneer making biodynamic wines, and put Calce on the ‘fine wine’ map. We have him to thank for the wave of talented and ambitious young winemakers has found their way to this area and established here.

Domaine Gauby is today a property with 100 ha, where 25 is vineyards and the rest is pasture for the animals, cereal plantations and garrigue (wild southern bush land).

They work with neutral oak and concrete in the vinery and since 2008 they do very careful extraction for the reds and never use any sulphites (or other additives).

The wines are rich in fruit, fresh, mineral and complex – all very true to their soil.

2018 Calcineres Blanc

Soil: Clay and limestone on top of schist
Grape: 50% Chardonnay, 20% Granache Blanc, 20% Maccabeu, 10 % Vermentino
Appellation: AOC Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Age of Vines: planted 1964-2004
Yields: 30 hl/h

Vinification: Direct press, fermentation and ageing in foudres and concrete tanks for 8 months before bottling.


2018 La Jasse

Soil: Schist
Grape: Muscat d’Alexandria
Appellation: AOC Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Age of Vines: planted 1917
Yields: 30 hl/h

Vinification: Whole-cluster fermentation in open tanks with careful punch down by feet, pressed after 14 days of maceration. Aged in foudres for 8 months before bottling


 2017 Vielles Vignes Blanc

Soil: Schist
Grape: 90% Maccabeu, 10% Carignan Gris
Appellation: AOC Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Age of Vines: planted 1920-1950
Yields: 15 hl/h

Vinification: Direct press, fermentation and ageing in foudres for 18 months before bottling.


2017 Coume Gineste

Soil: Schist
Grape: Grenache Gris
Appellation: AOC Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Age of Vines: planted around 1889
Yields: 10 hl/h

Vinification: Direct press, fermentation and ageing in foudres for 20 months before bottling.


2018 Calcineres Rouge

Soil: Clay and limestone on top of schist
Grape: 40% Syrah, 40% Mourvedre 10% Carignan Noir 10% Grenache Noir
Appellation: AOC Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Age of Vines: planted 1964-1984
Yields: 30 hl/h

Vinification: Whole-cluster fermentation in open tanks with careful punch down by feet, pressed after 12 days of maceration. Aged in foudres and concrete tanks for 8 months before bottling.


2017 Vielles Vignes Rouge

Soil: Schist
Grape:40% Syrah 40% Grenache 10% Mourvedre 10% Carignan
Appellation: AOC Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Age of Vines: planted 1887-1937
Yields: 20 hl/h

Vinification: Whole-cluster fermentation in open tanks with some careful punch down by feet, maceration for 14 days, then pressed and aged in old foudres before bottling after 18 months.


2017 La Roque

Soil: Schist
Grape: Grenache Noir
Appellation: AOC Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Age of Vines: planted 1934
Yields: 20 hl/h

Vinification: Whole-cluster fermentation in open with careful punch down by feet for 20 days, then pressed and aged in old barriques for 20 months 


2017 Muntada

Soil: Schist
Grape: Grenache Noir
Appellation: AOC Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Age of Vines: planted 1897
Yields: 20 hl/h

Vinification: Whole-cluster fermentation in open with careful punch down by feet for 20 days, then pressed and aged in old barriques for 18 months.