Château de Caraguilhes Appellation Corbières
Sols Clay-limestone, rocky hillside
Location Terroir de Boutenac
Culture ECOCERT certification – organic wine since 1987
Grape varieties 90% Grenache blanc, 10% Roussanne Vinified and aged for 9 months in French oak (demi-muid)
Tasting : Eye A pale yellow wine, bright and clear, showing its freshness and youth.
Nose The white Grenache displayes its unique character and an elegant complexity. Seductive scents of lemon, apricot and grapefruit. After aeration, it is the minerality which comes to the fore, with subtle notes of white flowers and redcurrants. As the wine gains power it reveals a certain distinctive purity though notes of fresh almonds.
Palate Round and lively; concentrated red fruits and grapefruit as on the nose. The wine is beautifully balanced and delivers throughout its length a mineral expression of the Boutenac terroir. The Solus white 2015 is a lovely rich, pure wine.
Tips on serving Decant for an hour, and serve between 12 and 14°C – not too cold or the wine will not show its full complexity.
Food and wine matching suggestions Rock lobster in aspic, coquilles St Jacques, sole with wild mushrooms, gratin of scallops with saffron, salmon coulibiac, monkfish, goats’ cheese… or, our favourite, foie gras with quince jam.
“A lovely wine with a complex nose, evoking an early summer walk in the orchard. The mouth is round and appetising, with hints of nectarine and rosemary flower and a toasted, salty finish. ”
Terre de Vins 2017