2013 Le Soula Cotes Catalanes Blanc

Vin du Fenouilledes IGP Vegan

Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes – Fenouillèdes region Villages of Saint Martin de Fenouillet, Saint Arnac, Felluns Soil of decomposed granite, between 350 m and 550 m altitude
32 % Vermentino (20 year old vineyard) 30 % Sauvignon (30 year old vineyard) 20 % Macabeu (35 year old vineyard) 14% Grenache Blanc ( 20 year old vineyard ) 3 % Marsanne and Roussanne (15 year old vineyard ) 1 % Grenache Gris (50 year old vineyard ) Yield 17 hl/ha
Viticulture in biodynamic practices ), with limited ploughing (certified Demeter) Bush vines (gobelet) and single spur pruning (guyot) Use of sulphur, copper, 15 plants, and essential oils Hand harvested from 5 September to 24 September
Traditional vinification. Whole bunch pressing, cold settling. Natural yeasts
Aged for 20 months in 500 liters demi muids (46%) in new oak 2000 and 3000 liter wooden vat (9%) and tan

Producer
Le Soula
Origin
Fenouilledes, Roussillon, Rhone/southern France FRANCE
Colour
white
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Farming Style
biodynamic
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
drink or keep
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
16.5 points, Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com, December 2017
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2013 Le Soula Cotes Catalanes Blanc

Media Reviews

Jancis Robinson

The label tells us that this is from a `Terroir d`altitude - Vin du Fenouillèdes`. A longstanding favourite (the 2001 was a 2003 wine of the week) this vintage seems less tense and reductive than of old. Fine-textured oak-aged blend grown on rocky terrain in the Agly valley. Rather more obviously fruity than it used to be but it`s impressively long. Lightly honeyed and waxy with a menthol note. 16.5 points

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