DOMAINE LE SOULA Orange, La Maceration du Soula No19 Bottle - BIO (los)
Orange - Still Wine | France | South of France | Côtes du Roussillon | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Region: South of France
Sub-Region: Côtes du Roussillon
Wine Style: Aromatic and Fruity
Grapes: Vermentino, Macabeo
Le Soula: a 20-year-old estate that feels like it’s been around for ever. Founded by Gerard Gauby and UK importers Mark Walford and Roy Richards in 2001, what sets apart Le Soula from the bulk of Roussillon’s uninspiring producers is altitude, biodynamics, and old vines. A multi-vintage blend of Vermentino and Macabeu, this morphs in the glass from mandarin, peach, and red apple to black tea and bitter herbs. There’s some gentle grip from skin maceration, but with none of that rasping dryness palatable only to orange freaks. The burnished colour, structure and textural grip come from two weeks’ whole-bunch maceration. No fining and minimal filtration, so there’s a slight haze. It’s a fascinating wine, perfumed and floral, with pronounced mandarin citrus and red apple skin notes, plus some soft spice. Reminiscent of white Rhône, this is a great choice for pairing with strongly flavoured dishes.
Drinking Window 2021 - 2023.