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2009 Domaine Gauby Cotes du Roussillon Villages La Muntada

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February 21, 2021 - $71



94The Wine Advocate

Hints of game and marjoram, smoky black tea and kelp add intrigue on a long, buoyant, saliva-inducing finish... 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... Maritime alkaline and saline finishing notes stimulate salivation in a finish...


France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Cotes du Roussillon

Languedoc-Roussillon is very large wine-producing region in south and southwestern France extending along the Mediterranean coast from northern Spain to the Rhone Valley. It includes more than 800,000 vineyard acres and numerous appellations, nearly all created since the mid-20th century. Languedoc-Roussillon produces one-third of all the wine made in France and it long had a reputation for quantity over quality. In the last few decades, however, outside investors and some long-time local producers have greatly improved vineyard practices and winemaking. The result is that Languedoc-Roussillon is now home to many entrepreneurially-minded producers highly focused on quality, and it enjoys a buzz among wine buyers looking for well-crafted, robust wines offered at excellent values. The most successfully grown red grapes are the traditional Rhone varietals of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah, though Carignan and Cinsault are also planted. The intense sun and dry weather makes it tougher to grow white grapes, though Chardonnay and some other white grapes are often successful. Chardonnay is used for the popular sparkling wine Crémant de Limoux, a Languedoc-Roussillon appellation created in 1990.