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Domaine des Soulanes - les Salines 2020

France, Roussillon
Organic

A fine representative of its appellation!

Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation VDP Cotes Catalanes
Winery Domaine des Soulanes
Vintage 2020
Color Red
Grapes Carignan, Grenache
¥4,351  (incl. tax)

A fine representative of its appellation!

Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation VDP Cotes Catalanes
Winery Domaine des Soulanes
Vintage 2020
Color Red
Grapes Carignan, Grenache
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Les Salines is a plot-based Maury that highlights a full-bodied Grenache and notes of blackberry and candied strawberry. The palate is balanced and appetizing.
It’s soft and fruit-driven, with an easy, plush palate offering plenty of ripe dark cherry, baked plum and prune fruit, gentle tannins and a low-acid, creamy texture. 

Data
Closure Crown
Volume 750ml
Product Code 20R044
Inventory In Stock (150)
Winery

Winery Description

The estate is named after the local word (Soulane) for a south-southeast facing hillside was created in 2002. It’s located between Tautavel and Maury and is owned by Cathy and Daniel Laffite.
The vineyard is located in a natural corridor surrounded by garrige, at the foot of the rocky peaks of the last Cathar stronghold, the Château de Quéribus.

The Estate

The 17 hectare vineyard is divided into 4 main islets made up of 16 plots.
The soils being geologically made up of metamorphic shales, sedimentary marls, clay and limestone, the vine flourishes on steep, arid and stony soils. Daniel quipped "I get through two pairs of climbing boots a year!"
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." 
The estate benefits from exceptional sunshine accompanied by a dry north-west wind, the Tramontane, which is an asset for plants.

Winemaking Process

Organic farming respects and preserves our environment for future generations. "Organic farming is more philosophical than a marketing thing for us" they say.
The entire harvest is picked manually and is sorted on the vine if necessary.
The method of vinification is traditional, the whole harvest is destemmed, each plot is vinified separately in small vats in order to highlight a grape variety, a terroir and a blend.
Daniel favors wines with bright fruits, fresh flavors and silky tannins.

 

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