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Soula Le Casot des Mailloles 2013

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One Line Description Stunning wine that rewards cellaring if you can wait that long. Grenache and schist working in perfect harmony!
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country France French
Region Roussillon, France
Producer Le Casot des Mailloles
Vintage 2013
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Grenache
Alcohol 13% abv
Terroir Schist
Total Sulphur Level Below 50mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan
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Soula Le Casot de Mailloles 2013, biodynamic wine, Grenache 100%, like Chateauneuf with explosions of energy and emotion. Soula is produced from old vines of Grenache planted on steep terraced vineyards overlooking the Mediterranean in Banyuls. It is a wine which in youth hides its potential for profound depth and complexity behind exuberant fresh red fruits, spices and high acidity. With age it becomes something much more, animal and dark fruit aromas develop and you smell the local garrigue, black olives and taste the salt of the sea. It is stunning red when 10 years of age but with only about 1500 bottles made, it rarely makes that far. We have a little 2013 left, tasting superb but still has a long way to go.

Le Casot des Mailloles is a 5 hectare estate nestled on the steep walled terraces overlooking the town of Banyuls, in the Roussillon. It is named after the traditional stone shelters that dot the vineyards in the region and was made famous by Alain Castex and Ghislaine Magnier who ran the estate until 2015. The terrain here is steep, all the work is done manually, and the old vines grow have buried their roots deep into the unique dark schist which is found in this area. They are strictly organic and biodynamic in the vines, use natural fermentation and never filter or fine the wines. Sulphites are avoided entirely. After Alain's retirement in 2015, production has been passed on to Jordi Perez, a young winemaker very much in Alain's mould. His first vintage was 2015 and he continues to make wine using the same methods as Alain and Ghislaine. Jordi is young and a very talented wine maker, he is devoted to the Casot style and the integrity of this mystical vineyard but is also putting his own stamp on the wines. They have always carried great emotion and energy. Jordi is aiming to bring to them also an element of precision and elegance which will raise the wines into the realms of the super fine. Already showing very well, the 2016s from Jordie are superb and the new 2018s have a vibrancy that few other wineries in France and the world can match.

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