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Domaine des Soulanes VDP cotes catalanes Jean Pull 2018

France, Roussillon
Best-seller
Organic
15 RVF

Fruits and silky tannins. Charming and so much enjoyable. A great value wine!

Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation VDP Cotes Catalanes
Winery Domaine des Soulanes
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 50 % Grenache, 30 % Syrah, 20 % Carignan
¥3,150  (incl. tax)

Fruits and silky tannins. Charming and so much enjoyable. A great value wine!

Country France
Region Roussillon
Appellation VDP Cotes Catalanes
Winery Domaine des Soulanes
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 50 % Grenache, 30 % Syrah, 20 % Carignan
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

A sexy, up-front, explosively fruity cuvee, it reveals lots of raspberry, kirsch and cassis notes intermixed with floral and spice characteristics. The wine displays purity of the fruit, silkiness of the tannins and overall opulence.

Pairing

Cold cuts from Roussillon, grilled red meats.

Press
15La Revue des vins de France
Production

Terroir

Clay-limestone and schist.

Viticulture

Organic farming. Hand harvest in small basket.

Vinification

Grapes are fully destemmed. Fermentation, maceration and ageing in concrete tanks.

Data
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14,5%
Product Code 18R041
MLF yes
Inventory In Stock (261)
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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