Sulauze

Pomponette

2022
Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence
Provence
France
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Soo-LOZE Pong-po-NET ROOZH
Varietals
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
$23
Flavors & Quality
Red Berries Red Berries
Forest Floor Forest Floor
Mineral Mineral
Biodynamic Biodynamic
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Palate Character

Balance & Finesse 2 Rich & Full 2 Light & Bright 1 Smooth & Silky 2 Round & Fleshy 2 Tone & Backbone 2 Powerful & Extracted 2 Bright & Crisp 2
Light & Bright
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Tasting Notes
A light bodied wine with mouth watering acidity, just above average tannin, medium intense sour cherry and mixed bramble, with overtones of crushed rocks and earth.
COLOR
Medium Red/Ruby
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
12.5%
GRAPE(S)
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
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Why this wine made the cut…
Invitingly juicy and delicious, yet more than meets the eye.
Provence
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Grenache
34% 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
33% 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.
Mourvèdre
33% Moor-VED-ruh
Mourvedre is widely grown in Spain, and in France, where it makes up at least 50% of Bandol, and is typically one of the main blended varietals in Chateauneuf du Pape. It is high quality and strives in hot temperatures. The grapes are dark, and tannic with ample alcohol and intense aromas, particularly of blackberries. It is valued for its heady, structured contribution to blends.
Country / State
France
Region
Provence
Sub Region
Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence
Producer
Sulauze
Winemaker(s)
Guillaume Lefèvre
Vintage
2022

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.