6 PACK, BOTTLES, $71.99 EACH
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Fenouillèdes, Roussillon, France
sauvignon blanc, vermentino, grenache blanc
Review, Rosemary George
2015 Soula Blanc is a blend of 49 % Sauvignon – Le Soula is up in the hills beyond St Paul de Fenouillet, with some of the coolest vineyards of the area, where Sauvignon will perform well - with 23% Rolle or Vermentino, 14% Grenache Blanc, 12% Macabeo and 2% Grenache Gris. It simply did not taste as though it was seven years old, with fresh youthful acidity, and some lovely texture, fruit and satisfying mouthfeel.
95 points, Decanter
Le Soula don't release a wine unless it really is ready, and this 2015 Blanc is in an excellent spot right now. It's initially quite savoury on the nose, with handfuls of crushed dried herbs and a spicy white pepper twinkle. It opens out into confit lemon, vanilla, and fresh ginger, with a dusting of cumin. After some time in the glass, the profile has evolved again into bruised apple, hay, bread and honeycomb, so open and inviting. The acidity keeps everything in check, and there's a distinct fennel note on the finish. Deep in the proudly Occitan Fenouillèdes, Le Soula farm their 22ha of vines biodynamically, ferment with indigenous yeasts, and pay close attention to the whims of each vintage, adapting the work in the winery to suit the vintage.