Domaine Soleiade, AOC Vacqueyras, Rouge, 2017

Story

The wine
The building on the estate dates from the 18th century. Domainede la Soleiade has also a rare water supply that feeds the sunny Hautes Garrigues plateau in the village of Sarrians. In 1850, the vineyard covered forty hectares. Unfortunately, the arrival of phylloxera completely destroyed the vines and the estate was abandoned for many years. In 1941, Monsieur Geay undertook the renovation of the main building with determination and passion.
Terroir
The old Grenache vines take advantage of an outstanding claylimestone soil with river stones and a very sunny microclimate.
Vinification
Grapes from this fine terroir are entirely hand picked and then sorted to retain only the healthiest, ripest ones. Our cellar master makes sure to bring out the best of these grapes, fermenting them in stainless steel vats at carefully controlled temperatures to lock in the fresh, fruity aromas.
Varietals
Syrah
Grenache noir
Specifications
Alcohol content: 13.5 % vol.

Advice

Tasting notes
This estate has a characteristic aroma of flowers (violets), red fruit, black fruit, and spicy overtones. There are lovely cherry flavours on the palate, with a hint of liquorice.
Food pairing
This wine is a perfect accompaniment to free range chicken with tarragon, mature cheeses, or a rich chocolate cake.

Reviews

90/100
Bronze