2009 Muntada, Domaine Gauby, Côtes du Roussillon Villages

“Hints of game and marjoram, smoky black tea and kelp add intrigue on a long, buoyant, saliva-inducing finish… 50% from centenarian Carignan vines; 40% from ancient Grenache; the rest Syrah, half of it matured in a new foudre - smells intensely of incense, coniferous scrub, mulberry, blackberry and game … Rich and baritonal, it saturates the palate with lightly-cooked, for the vintage, by surprisingly tart-edged black fruits underlain by garrigue, peat, toasted nuts, and crushed stone. The tannins here are vanishingly fine-grained, yet present as part of an overall sense of density that by no means precludes levity…” 94 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Pricing
Bottle
From a client
5 available
£59.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Côtes du Roussillon Villages, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • Grape
    50% Carignan/Cariñena/Mazuelo
    40% Grenache/Garnacha
    10% Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Ready 2014 - 2025
  • Colour
    Red
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2009 Muntada, Domaine Gauby, Côtes du Roussillon Villages
Domaine Gauby

The first vintage of Le Soula wasn’t produced until 2001, but it’s fast become a star of the Roussillon, winning praise from critics like Jancis Robinson. It’s a project that was started by Gérard Gauby, the region’s most renowned winemaker, supported by English investors, Mark Walford and Roy Richards. The Roussillon’s long been known for cheap and cheerful drinking wines, but Gérard knew it was capable of more. So he sought out neglected vineyards high in the Pyrenean foothills, to work old, low-yielding vines biodynamically. Winemaker Wendy Paillé’s field blends age magnificently, and are the best ambassadors we can imagine for the region.

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