The Languedoc-Roussillon is one of France’s most exciting wine regions and has the potential to produce reds and whites with real finesse. Le Soula is a potent example of the remarkably fine, terroir-driven wines that can be achieved here. A small vineyard in the highest elevations of Fenouillèdes, Le Soula’s Rouge and Blanc are produced from very old vines and are brimming with freshness and mineral concentration.
Will Lyons of The Wall Street Journal is among the producer’s long list of proponents. He singled out Le Soula in his latest One-Minute Wine video, saying that the red blend of Carignan, Syrah and Grenache ‘looks and feels like something much more expensive’. You can watch the video below.
The 2008 vintage received 92-94 points from the Wine Advocate and is available from Wine Cellar for R295. Find out more about Le Soula on Winecellar.co.za, or email your order to Pia@winecellar.co.za.