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Domaine des Soulanes VDP Cotes Catalanes Kaya Blanc 2014

France, Roussillon
Best-seller
Organic
16 RVF
16 BD

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

Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation VDP Cotes Catalanes
Winery Domaine des Soulanes
Vintage 2014
Color White
Varietal(s) Grenache blanc (60%), Grenache gris (20%), Carignan blanc (20%)
¥4,100  (incl. tax)

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

Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation VDP Cotes Catalanes
Winery Domaine des Soulanes
Vintage 2014
Color White
Varietal(s) Grenache blanc (60%), Grenache gris (20%), Carignan blanc (20%)
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.

Press
16La Revue des vins de France
16Bettane & Dessauve
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.

Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13,5%
Product Code 14W041
Inventory In Stock (225)
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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