in association with Raeburn Wines
*** see below for £10 discount on this winemaker series ***
SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2020 6.30PM
LE SOULA, ROUSSILLON, SOUTH WEST FRANCE
Le Soula is a famous estate based at St Martin de Fenouillet in Roussillon in the foothills of the Eastern Pyrenees. Their 22 hectares of widely spread parcels of vineyards are up above Agly valley at altitudes up to 660 metres, with granitic soils, which gives a remarkable freshness and vitality to the wines.
The estate was created in 2001 by Gerard Gauby, Roussillon's most respected vigneron, with his English wine importers Roy Richards and Mark Walford. Today it is owned solely by Mark Walford - with Wendy Paille as vineyard manager and winemaker.
South African-born Paille initially worked as a sommelier in Pretoria, before moving to Virginia in US where she worked for several wineries as well as working for Michael Schaps' custom crush business as a cellar rat. In 2008 she moved to France with her husband Joseph Paille to create the celebrated Pithon-Paille in Anjou in the Loire - before moving to Roussillon in 2016 to take over the reins from Gerard Standley and head up the team at Le Soula.
Le Soula vineyards are managed organically and biodynamically (certified Demeter in 2008) - some of their vines are extremely old - some dating back to 1900. The white wines are made from a blend of Macabeu, Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Vermentino, Marsanne, Roussanne, Malvoisie du Roussillon and Chardonnay. The red grapes are Carignan, Syrah and Grenache Noir.
Winemaker Wendy Paille will join us to taste through four of Le Soula's wines:
Two whites: Trigone Blanc No 19 & Le Soula Blanc 2016 - one orange wine - Le Soula Blanc/Orange No 19 - and one red wine: Le Soula Rouge 2009
WHAT YOU GET:
You get a mixed case of the above 4 bottles of Le Soula wine (please note that the approximate retail price of the wines is £126) delivered by Raeburn Fine Wines + the chance to join the above online tasting which will be hosted by Rose Murray Brown MW. The tasting will last 1 hour+.
It offers a fun relaxed way to learn about wine in the comfort of your own home & meet its owner and winemaker.
When you make your booking please ensure you put your FULL delivery address including postcode and a contact telephone number to help us with deliveries.
Delivery available to U.K. mainland only - if you would like a quotation for delivery outside U.K. mainland - please contact Rose.
Please note: one ticket per household - but please share the same screen.
Participants must be over 21 years of age.
HOW TO BOOK THIS SINGLE SESSION:
Buy Le Soula online tasting below on our website: £130
SPECIAL OFFER - SAVE £10!
JOIN BOTH OUR WINEMAKER TASTINGS IN THIS SERIES
Winemaker Series Part 12a: Fri 30 October 2020 6.30pm with Vignai da Duline (normal price £115)
Winemaker Series Part 12b: Sat 7 November 2020 6.30pm with Le Soula (normal price £130)
Total £245 - discounted to £235 for two-part series
DISCOUNT FOR TWO-PART SERIES : £235 (payment by bacs or cheque only)
EMAIL ROSE DIRECT TO BOOK WITH THIS DISCOUNT & PAY BY BACS: firstname.lastname@example.org