Solas Reserve Rose
A blend of 70% Cinsault and 30% Syrah with the grapes harvested at night and then fermented at 16-17C followed by being matured on the lees in stainless steel tanks.
« Solas » is the Irish for ‘light’ and in Old French means ‘joy’, ‘pleasure’, ‘enjoyment’. Solas wines reflect the purity, balance and light handed approach that characterizes Laurent’s approach to winemaking.
Fragrant, crisp and refreshing, this pale coloured rose is bursting with enticing summer berry fruits.
A delicious aperitif or to be drunk with light cuisine.
About the Producer
Laurent Miquel is a family-run estate based at Château Cazal Viel in Saint Chinian, originally acquired in 1791, which had previously been farmed by the monks of the nearby Abbey of Fontcaude. They also have another property, Château Les Auzines in Corbières.
Their drive towards quality began in the 1970s. Henri Miquel planted
many new Syrah vines and rejuvenated old ones. Earning himself the title of “Mr Syrah” he delivered his first solo vintage in 1980. In 1996 Henri was joined by his son Laurent, the 8th generation winemaker, as the first plantings of the Viognier vines began to show great promise.
Their wines have been highly praised by Tim Atkin and Jancis Robinson being from “the most reliable and forward looking winery in the Languedoc”.