Wines inspired by the spirit of place – ‘L’esprit de Lieu’. The Soleilla vineyard is perched high in the dramatic hills and terraces above the Vallée d’Agly with a unique character of its own. The famed black schist is interspersed with pockets of limestone from the higher slopes, combining the richness and power that is typical of Maury with a fresher, more finely defined character.
Heady and opulent but yet magically some how fresh and refined! Crafted by Fergal Tynan MW, this is a blend of 80% Old Vine Grenache from the hillside Soleilla vineyard and 20% of 100 Year Old Carignan Vines from the summit of the plateau.
Dark brooding aromas, offering up refreshing raspberry coulis and layers of ripe Morello cherry. More dark fruits follow with exotic kirsch, blackberry and plum fading to reveal the more savoury, wild character of the Soleilla site and the characteristic fragrance of the Roussillon garrigue, with its juniper, rosemary and fennel. The palate is rich, round and full with opulent ripe fruit, hints of cassis and dark chocolate.