Keep it natural, baby.
From a one hectare vineyard planted in 1955, this vineyard is rooted in blue and grey schistous marl. Gibraltar is one of the more serious reds of the domaine; it is one of Padie's ''wines of time.'' Padié ferments the fruit whole cluster in concrete for two weeks. The idea here is gentle infusion, so no pumpovers or punchdowns. After that, it usually spends 8 months in demi-muid before a month or so in stainless to meld. The 2019 is red fruited, with the sort of tannins that do not dry, but carry the pure, juicy vitality of the wine right along your palate into a long, slightly salty finish. With a heady nose reminiscent of sandalwood and ornate mediterannean spices, you'll wish you had a 'Gibraltar' candle to make it last juuust a bit longer.
Jean-Philippe Padié was born and raised in Burgundy, but always dreamed of returning to his grandparent's home in the Southwest. In 2001, after his studies, he moved to the famous village of Calce to make natural wine with alongside the domaine's of Gauby, Matassa, Horizon, and Pithon. He works with no additives or sulphites. His wines are distinctly crafted, with a lifted quality rare in the Roussillon.
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