If you think a title like the "king of biodynamic winemaking" in southern France sounds a bit grandiose, you're in for a treat this weekend...
Join us on Saturday for a special Domaine Spotlight tasting and sale featuring the rare Roussillon gems of Gerard & Lionel Gauby!
Those of you familiar with the Languedoc-Roussillon section of our shop already know the estate is a rarity among producers in the region.
Domaine Gauby's trailblazing commitment to a vigorous biodynamic viticultural regimen has culminated in a unique style of winemaking, demonstrating a near-perfect balance between power and restraint, and that unfailingly expresses the purity of provenance.
Gerard Gauby and his son, Lionel, emphasize manual, rather than mechanized labor. (Wild plants and trees are allowed to grow in and around the vineyards, while weeds under the vines are plowed using a team of mules.)
As a result of his commitment to these and other practices, Gerard is widely regarded as the king of biodynamic winemaking in southern France, and The Wine Advocate's Jeb Dunnuck called Domaine Gauby "one of the top estates in France."
Gerard's philosophy is rooted in an understanding of wine as a picture of a specific place and vintage. This unflinching individuality has given the wines of Domaine Gauby the pure expression of their terroir.
And with his talented son Lionel at his side, the wines have achieved an even higher level of quality.
We'll have 6 Gauby cuvées for you to taste this weekend—a cross-section of the range and nuance present in the estate's wines—including 2 very special cuvées available at deep discounts.