In the 1990s Roy Richards and Mark Walford were importing the Roussillon wines of Gérard Gauby into England. Gerard, convinced that vines in the cooler climate of the Fenouillèdes, high up in the foothills of the Eastern Pyrenees of South West France, had real potential for producing wine of great quality, suggested that they form a partnership to exploit them. Together they bought vines in the best sites, and an old house in the high altitude village of Saint Martin de Fenouillet, in the heart of the vineyards. The house became Soula’s first cellar and from the first vintage in 2001, the red and white wine began to establish its reputation for wines of purity, vitality and individuality, a reputation that remains to this day.
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N.B. This is 32% Vermentino, 30% Sauvignon, 20% Macabeu, 14% Grenache Blanc, 3% Marsanne & Roussanne and 1% Grenache Gris. The nose a fascinating nut-inflected mix of orchard and citrus fruit brings to mind an especially fine Meursault. There’s a complexity to the aromas, with hints of the pine forest, plus a saline lick. Above all, it smells delicious. And it tastes delicious, too, with the nutty, refined fruit beneath which runs the lime-like acidity. There’s an earthiness to the minerality along its vast length. Phenomenally lovely thing. Bowes Wine original note
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