“Wendy Paillé takes great pains to craft wines that make the most of the exceptional terroir and old vine fruit.”
The soils in the Languedoc-Roussillon region vary according to the AOC and IGP scheme. From vineyards to vineyards one can find vast pebble terraces, sandstone clay, calcareous clay, limestone and shale, clayey soils, sandy soils, representing a valuable asset for promoting the quality of the wines. We can distinguish the composition of soil near the coast (alluvial soils) from limestone and gravel based soils inland. Poor soils are a common characteristic of the region, which forces the roots digging down very deeply to get water and nutrients.
History / Ethos
Le Soula is a venture started in the 90s by two importers of wines from Gerard Gauby for the English market. All together they bought a plot in high altitude in the Fenouillèdes region of the Roussillon, in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Their wines combine freshness and vitality, stemming from the soil and the climate. Since the outset, the vineyards have been managed organically and they are now worked biodynamically since 2008. As they are completely organic, the vineyards are a haven for flora and fauna.