Domaine Gourt de Mautens - "wines of extraordinary concentration and intensity"

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"This is one of the sensational estates in Rasteau, with proprietor Jerome Bressy farming just over 20 acres of vines. Organic farming and the naturally low yields of his old vines result in wines of extraordinary concentration and intensity."-The Wine Advocate


Domaine Gourt de Mautens is the insider's address in the southern Rhone, incomparable organic wines that have few peers in France, let alone the world.


France's leading wine critics, Bettane and Desseauve, have already placed winemaker Jérôme Bressy among the great winemakers of the region, such as Henri Bonneau and the late Jacques Reynaud of Chateau Rayas. The parallels certainly exist -all these artisans share a fanatical dedication to very low yields and a creative eccentricity that could be called madness, or genius, or both.


Even the top estates in Châteauneuf don't have the density of old vines that Bressy does, many of which are 90 years old or older. All work is done by hand. For years the estate has been certified organic; today Bressy is exploring biodynamic viticulture as well, to better explore what he can capture from his ancient vines. Gourt de Mautens is definitely for those who appreciate the drive of an artisan who cannot settle, who has an insatiable thirst for what is possible, and then, having achieved that, pushes further.


"Gourt de Mautens" roughly translates to "the source of water during a storm"- a name that tells of torrential floods over parched earth, a challenging landscape where only the most determined succeed. Grenache is the estate's main grape, sharing space with Carignane, Mourvèdre, Syrah-and even scatterings of Counoise, Muscardin and Vaccarèse. Bressy takes great care to let his harvest dictate the method of raising his wine. Every year he tries something new, and every year the results are no less than extraordinary. "On the path to perfection, I take nothing for granted. I keep on learning and trying to express new things," Bressy says.


We are delighted to add this small (800-1600 cases a year), but incredibly exciting, producer to our portfolio. The wines are unique and Jerome's commitment to authenticity has recently seen him depart from the AOC Rasteau classification when changes were made to the legislation (click here to read a great article on the New York Wine Blog).


The winemaker and wines are brilliant, the only problem is the small quantity produced from the old vines with miniscule yield. So we temper our excitement and advise that some of the wines on this offer are limited to a total Australian allocation of 12 bottles!


Whilst quantities of the reds are ok, only 12 bottles or magnums of the incredible Rose and Blanc are available. 


If you would like experience these very special wines please act quickly.


To view the full range of Domaine Gourt de Mautens wines and to order on our website click here. You may order on our website or by email to or telephone (03) 9326 5737. 




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The Extraordinary Wines of Domaine Gauby


If there was another winemaker in France that revolutionalised the wines of his area it would be Gerard Gauby of Domaine Gauby in Roussillon. 


Gauby is regarded as a superstar in France, He too produces small quantities of wine from incredibly old vines that are cropped extremely low.


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His latest releases, including the rare single varietal wines, have received incredible reviews from La Revue du Vin de France including a perfect 20 out of 20 for La Roque Blanc 2011!


Quantities of the special wines are now very low and I have checked with the domaine and there is no further stock available.


To read more about Domaine Gauby and their extraordinary wines click here.


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