Vignobles de Soleil ‘Les Abbesses’ 2016 – Châteauneuf du Pape
Varietal: 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre and Cinsault
Color: Very deep red tinted with brown.
Nose: Aromatic with definite notes of spice.
Mouth: Pleasant and round with touches of licorice and a fragrance of garrigue. Highly structured, it has an excellent balance of alcohol and tannins. It has the robustness needed for cellaring.
Food Pairing: It will go well with roast or casseroled meat, game and especially cheese
Vignobles de Soleil
‘Les Abbesses’ 2016
Châteauneuf du Pape
Wine Making: Traditional winemaking – Inox and concrete tank – 4 weeks of low temperature maceration – pumping-over, punching of the cap and release maturing in Inox tank, oval and oak barrel
History of the Vignobles du Soleil started in 1926 with the construction of the cellar of Canet. In 1935 began the cooperative cellar of Saleilles is created from the cellar of an individual. It will be modernized in 1938. Unfortunately in 1944, the cellar of Canet is destroyed by the Germans but rebuild in 1947. It received its first harvest in 1948. After some name changes the company became known as Vignobles du Soleil in 1988.The winery gathers more than 90 winegrowers, for a surface of 250 hectares.