Domaine des Soulanes Kaya Blanc 2019

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Tasting Notes

The nose shows savory aromas of chamomile and hay with pear and melon. The palate is medium plus in body with good concentration and roundness. This is slightly more savory than fruity, with notes of herbs, mineral, saline, oak and mustard seed mixing with quince, citrus and melon skin. Tasty with herb-inflected dishes.

 

Before Daniel and Cathy Laffite, this estate had been in one family since the turn of the 19th century. At the end of the 1990s, after working for 15 years in close collaboration with the previous owner, the couple decided to buy the domaine. They renamed it Domaine des Soulanes. A soulane is a hillside with south/southeast exposure. The new name reflects this fact; all 18 parcels of the 17 hectares (42 acres) face southeast. 

 

Within the commune of Tautavel, in a natural corridor surrounded by the garrigue, the property backs onto precipitous, south-facing limestone escarpments. An average of 260 days of sunshine a year, combined with prevailing northwest winds protect grapes from disease and mold. No weed killers or pesticides are used at this organic estate. The vineyards are densely planted and grapes are harvested by hand with each variety and parcel vinified separately. The grapes for this wine come from 65-year old vines and are vinifed using natural yeast, then aged in a combination of older barrels and stainless steel tanks.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Cheese, Chicken/Turkey, Duck, Fish (white), Fish-full flavored (salmon/tuna), Ham, Hors d'oeuvres, Shellfish, Sushi

Color/Type:
White
Origin:
France , Cotes Catalanes, Rousillon
Grape Varietal:
30% Grenache Gris, 30% Grenache Blanc, 20% Carignan Gris, 20% Carignan Blanc
Eco-friendly:
Organic
Price:
$23.00 each
  bottle(s)