Sulauze

Charbonnières

2020
France
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Varietals
Grenache, Syrah
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Flavors
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Palate Character

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COLOR
Pale Ruby Red
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
12.5%
GRAPE(S)
Grenache, Syrah
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Provence
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Grenache
50% Gruh-NASH
Grenache is widely planted throughout the world but some of the best expressions come from the southern Rhone, and in Spain’s Priorat. Grenache has small berries with thick grape skins resulting in dark, tannic wine in its youth combined with an almost ripe sweetness and elevated alcohol. Often part of a blend, Grenache offers a lot of fruit, spice, with floral and herbal notes.
Syrah
50% See-RA
Syrah is widely planted throughout the world, but that was not so until the late twentieth century when Syrah was principally grown in the Rhone Valley and, as Shiraz, in Australia. Stylistically, the Palate Character of Syrah can vary depending on ripeness from a rich Round & Fleshy, Tone & Backbone, to a Powerful & Extracted. The flavors and aromas can also vary with a dark, sometimes sweet, fruit character, varying amount of spice, floral, and earth, and smoke, and meaty aromas and flavors.
Country / State
France
Producer
Sulauze
Vintage
2020

Domaine Sulauze

Provence

The story of Domaine Sulauze has a romantic and fortuitous origin: winemaker Guillaume Lefèvre and his wife Karina met by chance while vacationing in Corsica, fell in love, and settled just outside Marseille where they purchased Domaine de Sulauze with financial incentives from the French government.

Sulauze's White Horse in VineyardSulauze's White Horse in Vineyard
Sulauze Large BarrelSulauze Large Barrel

15 years later, the couple has invigorated the 29-hectare estate, cultivating not only grapes but also olives and grains. Domaine de Sulauze gets its name from the flakey limestone dubbed “lauze” found throughout the farm—ideal terroir for local varietals. The biodynamic vineyards are farmed by hand, often plowing with the aid of animals that live on the property.

In the cellar, Guillaume continues a practice of using as little intervention as possible, producing natural, gentle, and pure expressions of Provence’s red varietals.