Domaine des Soulié, located near the village of Assignan, in Hérault, has a wine-making history dating to 1610, and has been farmed organically since 1968. With slightly more than 25 hectares under vine, Rémy works his property like a gardener keeping a watchful eye on his Syrah, Cinsault, Grenache, and a small contingent of other grape plantings. With dense plantings of around 4,000 vines per hectare, that’s a lot of vines to tend. Rémy’s skill as a winemaker allows him to turn his perfectly ripened grapes into delicate but full-flavored wines that seem to prefer the hot days of summer when given the slightest of chills.
A beautiful blend of 80% Cinsault and 20% Syrah, this hails from the rugged hinterlands near the more famous appellation of Saint Chinian. This bistro- styled red offers lots of juicy, engaging fruit that offers a riot of red and black fruit notes. Framing these easy to drink and like flavors is a lovely spice component adding subtle black pepper nuances as well as herbal notes to the party. This is a great medium-bodied red ideal for a picnic affair and or the many grilled foods of summer. Another link in the chain of high quality values arriving from the south of France, this is one not to miss.
$9.99 per bottle or $101.90/case ($8.49)