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Le Soula VdP des Cotes Catalanes Blanc 2015

14% abv

Vol- 75cl

The vines, set High up (600m) in the Rousillon’s Agly valley were discovered by Gerard Gauby (now joined by Gerald Stanley) who formed Le Soula with well known UK importers Roy Richards & Mark Walford. Ever since the first vintage, released in 2001, the Fenouilledes estate has gathered justfiable praise for the quality of the wines. Farmed biodynamically and organically these are oustandingly fresh and pure artisn wines that pay homage to their unique location on the Catalonia/Languedoc border.

The white is a blend of Macabeo & Sauvignon Blanc, a dash of Grenache Blanc and Chardonnay and a dusting of Marsanne, Roussane, Grenache Gris, Vermentino & Malvoisie du Roussillon. Yields are kept low and after whole bunch pressing, only natural yeasts ferment the wines. Aging is in 1st to 3rd pass 500l demi muids (and a small portion in tank) for 18months before a very light filtration and no fining. Powerful and ful bodied and yet retaining a lightness of touch from the judicious use of oak (also the altitude) this beguiling, fleshy wine offers apricot, citrus, mountain herbs and minerals amongst its myriad of facets.

£32.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

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Le Soula produces wines of remarkable quality at high altitude in the Fenouillèdes region of the Roussillon, in the foothills of the Pyrénées, up above the Agly valley.

Le Soula’s wines combine freshness and vitality, a characteristic which stems from the soil and the climate. The soil is granitic and poor. The climate is hard and extreme, combining the heat of the Southern sun with the cold and rain of the mountains at a height of between 350 and 600 metres, and the effects of the Tramontane wind.

There are 53 hectares of which 23 are planted with vines in small widely spread parcels with different expositions to the sun.

Gérard Gauby, the Roussillon's most highly respected vigneron, had become aware of the potential of vineyards at higher altitude to produce wines with real finesse. In 2001 he formed a partnership with his English wine importers, Roy Richards and Mark Walford, to create a new estate. In 2008, they were joined by Gérald Standley who now runs the vineyard and has become a partner in the enterprise.

Since the outset, the vineyards have been managed organically and they are now worked biodynamically. Being completely organic the vineyards are a haven for flora and fauna. Wild boar emerge from the forests to turn over the soils in search of grubs and herbs, which are to be found in abundance.

Reference #:
14 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grenache Blanc, Macabeo (Viura), Marsanne, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino (Rolle)

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