Winery to Watch 2014

Roussillon, France: Domaine de l’Horizon

German-born Thomas Teibert was working in Italy’s Alto Adige when he met Gérard Gauby, who inspired him to move to France’s Roussillon. He began buying up old vineyards in Calce in 2006. Now he has 37 acres he farms biodynamically, all bush vines from 40 to 100 years old. His 2010 Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Rouge, a blend of carignan and grenache, is polished and gentle, a southern wine with restraint. His 2009 Blanc, a blend of 70 percent macabeu with grenaches gris and blanc, is fleshy with white peach and almond notes filling in its oily texture, toasty notes of oak adding warmth. Both are profound and exciting finds from Pyrenees limestone soils.