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Located 20 kilometres northwest of Perpignan, Domaine Gauby is an unmissable name in Roussillon wines. With a surface area of around 85 hectares, the estate's terroir is made up of 45 hectares of vines, some of which are over a hundred years old, as well as 40 hectares of meadows, oak forests and scrubland. Situated at an altitude of between 150 and 200 metres and overlooking the sea, the vines benefit from a wild, arid and steep environment, favouring deep rooting in soils composed of limestone, marl and schist.
Concerned about preserving its environment, this Roussillon estate manages its vineyard without chemical and synthetic products in favour of natural products (plants, essential oils, compost, etc.). Preserving the natural balance is the key word both in the vineyard and during vinification, with the aim to bring out the quintessence of the terroirs and produce wines combining elegance and freshness.
La Foun 2013 is a Côtes du Roussillon Villages wine that stems from 120-year-old vines on marly limestone soils in the heart of a vineyard cultivated in organic practices, in polyculture and in agro-forestry.
Winemaking and ageing
The grapes were harvested by hand and sorted in the cellar. Vinification was carried out in the traditional way, with whole bunch maceration in concrete vats, delicate pressing and fermentation with indigenous yeasts. The wine was aged for 11 months in old tuns. 2 months of bottle ageing before being released on the market.
La Foun 2013 from Domaine Gauby is 100% Carignan.