Château de Caraguilhes, Solus 2012 – Corbières
**ECOCERT certification Organically grown grapes with no pesticides nor herbicides**
Varietal: 100% Grenache Blanc (vinification and ageing 9 months in French oak (demi-muid))
Color: A clear yellow wine. The wine is bright and clear exhibiting life, freshness and youth
Nose: Nice mineral aromas. The white Grenache displays a very elegant complexity and a unique character. Scents of jammy lemon , cherry plum and grapefruit. After aeration, its minerality persists with subtle scents of white flowers and red berries and as it gains power it reveals notes of fresh almonds.
Mouth: Round and vivacious; jammy lemon , cherry plum and grapefruit are again present . The wine is very well balanced and offers a mineral expression of the Boutenac terroir with its length. This wine is rich and pure.
Food Pairing: Seafood, foie gras, goats’ cheese
Decant 1 hour, Serve 54-57°F
Château de Caraguilhes
Soil: Argilo-Calcaire, Rocky Hillside
Location: Terroir de Boutenac
Additional Food Pairing: Rock lobster in aspic, coquilles St Jacques, sole with wild mushrooms, gratin of scallops with saffron, salmon coulibiac, monkfish, goats’ cheese, or foie gras with quince jam.
Organic viticulture is our passion. Our objective is to create exceptionally-crafted wines with a distinct style and richness, using traditional wine-making techniques. We let our soils and vines express themselves naturally through each bottle and vintage.
We want not just to produce the highest quality wines but to communicate through them an experience of our rich regional history and the warmth and beauty of our estate.
Our goals are:
To work in harmony with nature by optimizing the health of our vineyards to maximize the capacity of our soils to express their character through our vines
To be an environmentally-conscious grower and producer of wines that are a true reflection of our unique, natural surroundings
To make an uncompromising commitment to crafting distinctive, elegant and balanced wines that speak of the extraordinary land and environment of Caraguilhes