Soulanes VDP cotes catalanes Kaya blanc 2013

Soulanes VDP cotes catalanes Kaya blanc
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Spicy and fruity, with an incredible tension. This wine is made to match chicken and raw fish.

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About this Wine


Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation VDP Cotes Catalanes
Winery Domaine des Soulanes
Vintage 2013
Color White
Varietal

Grenache blanc (60%), Grenache gris (20%), Carignan blanc (20%)

Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol

13,5%

Product Code 13W041
Other Organic
Inventory In Stock (235)

Owning & Enjoying


Tasting notes

Light nose of white peach, quince and pear. Flavors of quince at first in the mouth, then a gentle warm spice, minerals and white pepper finish. Wine with great tension.

Pairing

Roasted chicken, shellfish.

Production


Terroir

Clay-limestone and schist.

Viticulture

Organic farming. Hand harvest in small basket.

Vinification

Very light pneumatic pressing. Fermentation in concrete tanks. Ageing on fine lees in third-year barrels with batonnage.

Winery


Winery Description

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.

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