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Pézenas Languedoc Domaine des Aurelles Solen Basile et Caroline Saint-Germain 2012 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Pézenas Languedoc Domaine des Aurelles Solen Basile et Caroline Saint-Germain  2012 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Pézenas Languedoc Domaine des Aurelles Solen Basile et Caroline Saint-Germain  2012 - Lot of 1 Bottle Pézenas Languedoc Domaine des Aurelles Solen Basile et Caroline Saint-Germain  2012 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Pézenas Languedoc Domaine des Aurelles Solen Basile et Caroline Saint-Germain 2012

Solen is this property’s "thoroughbred" wine. It needs several years in the cellar to settle down and reveal all its charm.

  • €35

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Lot Description: Pézenas Languedoc Domaine des Aurelles Solen Basile et Caroline Saint-Germain 2012

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Type of price: Owner Price
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Languedoc
  • Appellation/Wine: Pézenas Languedoc
  • Climat/Cuvée: Solen
  • Producer/Owner: Basile et Caroline Saint-Germain
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 60% carignan, 40% Grenache
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Sustainable farming
  • Size (in ha): 8.55
  • Volume: 30000 bouteilles
  • Yield (in hl/ha): 28
  • Intensity : Classic
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Solen, a predominantly Carignan red blended with Grenache, is aged in vats for 48 months and has a powerful charm. After the necessary years of maturing in the bottle, this cuvée unveils intense fruit, well-rounded, silky tannins and an incredibly long finish. Transfer to a carafe two hours before serving and it will be sensational with meats in sauce.

    Keen to acquire a vieilles vignes property, Basile Saint-Germain fell in love with the Domaine des Aurelles near Pézenas, and moved there in 1995. Originally a native of the Médoc, he had worked for two years at Château Latour, and – in common with his partner, Caroline Voisin – had had years of experience in Cognac. Together, they put into practice the skills and single-minded focus they had acquired from their home region… tailoring them carefully to their new home terroir, on the edge of the Nizas plateau, 30km from the Mediterranean. The hills feature Villafranchian sandy-gravel soil and basalt scree. The domain is adept in its use of phytobiology – the study of plants to avoid the use of fertiliser. Its vinification methods involve very little intervention.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
17/20Bettane & Desseauve
17/20RVF
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak -

Tasting notes - Extract
"Grande complexité de saveurs, très long dans un tannin serré encore, comme souvent en vin jeune." Guide Bettane et Desseauve