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Michelin Star Wine
Low Sulphite Vegan
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Soula Le Casot de Mailloles 2013

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Recommended Michelin Star Wine
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


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 very high acidity. With age it becomes something much more, animal and dark fruit aromas develop and you smell the local garrigue and taste the salt of the sea. It is stunning red when 10 years of age but with only about 1000 bottles made, it rarely makes that far. We have a little 2013 and a few bottles of 2011 left.
Le Casot des Mailloles is a 5 hectare estate nestled on the steep walled terraces overlooking the town of Banyuls. The word 'Casot' refers to the traditional stone shelters that dot the vineyards of the exposed Banuyls region, an area where wine makers sought refuge from the strong winds of the Tramontane during bad weather. Alain Castex still runs the winery he set up around 20 years ago (although he is set to retire very soon, oh no!). This is pure 'garage wine', artisan par excellence, the winemaking is even done in a former Citroen garage that Alain and his partner Ghislaine Magnier found 15 days before their very first harvest! Old vines with low yields are planted on schists soils and the wines are usually aged in old oak barrels, are not fined nor filtered and no sulphites are added at any stage of production. With barely 5,000 bottles produced each year, Le Casot des Mailloles is one of the smallest estates of the Banyuls appellation and their elixirs of life are highly sought after.
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