Domaine des Soulanes

The estate is named after the local word (Soulane) for a south-southeast facing hillside. Now 18 hectares in the stoney hilly back-lands between Tautavel and Maury it is owned by Cathy and Daniel Laffite. It's nothing but hard dry stones and flaky schist. According to Mark James (http://www.winewriting.com/), Daniel quipped "I get through two pairs of climbing boots a year!" The farming is organic ("It's more philosophical than a marketing thing for us"). They spend a lot of time working the 'soil' encouraging the vines to grow deep roots to reach water, as "we only get 400mm or so of rain here." Daniel favors wines with bright fruits, fresh flavors and silky tannins.

Country

France

Region

Roussillon

Appellation

VDP Cotes Catalanes


Wines from this Winery


Soulanes VDP cotes catalanes Kaya blanc

Spicy and fruity, with an incredible tension. This wine is made to match chicken and raw fish.

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¥3,769
Soulanes Maury Blanc

A vintage port-like wine made with white grapes in the traditional style of Southern France. Very aromatic, like Muscat wines, but with even more freshness to balance the sweetness.

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¥4,000
Soulanes Maury sec Bastoul Laffite
Soulanes Maury rouge vieilles vignes

A vintage port-like wine made in the traditional style of Southern France that would perfectly pair with blue cheese and chocolate.

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¥5,154
Soulanes Maury Hors d'Age

Solera of more than 20 years (blend of 20 vintages). The oxidation results in delicious rancio flavours, creating a really complex expressive wine. A dessert by itself! 

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¥6,769