Soulanes Maury Rouge Vieilles Vignes 2013

Soulanes Maury Rouge Vieilles Vignes

¥5,154

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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About this Wine


Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation Maury
Winery Domaine des Soulanes
Vintage 2013
Color Sweet
Varietal(s) 100% Grenache rouge
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 16,5%
Product Code 13S041
Other Organic
Inventory In Stock (84)

Owning & Enjoying


Tasting notes

Nose of black fruits, chocolate and gingerbread. Full, concentrated and chewy. A lot of fruits on the palate with nice tannins. The long finish is superb: invigorating and flavoursome.

Pairing

Blue cheese, chocolate or on its own.

Production


Terroir

Clay-limestone and schist.

Viticulture

Organic farming. Hand harvest in small basket.

 

Vinification

Grapes are fully destemmed. Fermentation in tank then mutage by adding pure alcohol. Maceration post fermentation to soften the tannins.

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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