Domaine des Souleilles - Donazac
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A.O.P. Malepère
Domaine des Souleilles

Domaine des Souleilles - Donazac

Domaine des Souleilles - Donazac

Domaine des Souleilles - Donazac


Domaine des Souleilles - Donazac

Domaine des Souleilles - Donazac

Domaine des Souleilles - Donazac

Cheerfully, but exactingly, Sophie Delaude pursues the transformation of this ancestral estate to catch up with the wines that count in Languedoc. And the results are already there!

Advancing through the vineyards to reach Pech Salamou, this place apart, almost unreal, where the Domaine des Souleilles has been running for 9 generations. A broad smile welcomes us in the middle of this enchanting landscape. Sophie loves the soil, her work, her vines, and it shows.

It’s been 16 years now that the young winemaker decided to return to the family estate after gaining training and experience in the world of viticulture. Her parents, Alain and Brigitte, had already understood the potential of this exceptional soil of Malepère and achieved major transformations of the estate, the fruit of 20 years of hard work to bring the wines of the estate to the level of quality they aspired to.

Sophie had, in turn, taken up the torch, with the same exactingness, bringing her enthusiasm, her creativity and her hard work, incessant, that of an independent wine grower: from traditional pigeage to complex choices with oenologues, from trimming the vines to disbudding; she’s involved in every aspect in order to continue to progress and to make her wines ever better. “2011 was a good year, the grapes are beautiful. I’m going to make a new vintage, with a traditional grape, little known, which will make a lovely wine!”
Red Wine = Red Wine White Wine = White Wine Rosé = Rosé
 
 The Domaine des Souleilles is at the centre of the AOP Malepère, opposite the Pyrenees. This is where Sophie Delaude grew up among the vines, where every year that passed was accompanied by a quatrain of different seasons. Sophie Delaude chose this work with her heart.

She spends hours working on the wines. Between the fermentation aromas and the forks, she listens to the marc forked, she listens to the busy yeasts in the silence of the wine cellar... This land that speaks through her, brings with it the happiness of being a winemaker in the heart of the Souleilles region!

The Domaine des Souleilles is located 8kms from Limoux in a hamlet called Pech-Salamou in the heart of the Malepère appellation. The hamlet dates back to 931 and was built on the site of a Gallo-Roman settlement. The horizon conjures up a dream of Tuscany with a succession of small hills planted in vines and punctuated with cyprus trees, the craggy blue line of the Pyrenees in the distance.

The terroir is on the foothills of the Aude Pyrenees, 250 metres in altitude. The 32 hectare vineyard is composed of various plots, all surrounding Pech-Salamou. All the vines are cultivated on a clay and limestone soil with sandstone outcrops.

Sophie Delaude, the property's young wine producer, has followed her father and her grand father to continue cultivating this superb vineyard and domaine which has been owned by the same family for the last six generations.

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Domaine des Souleilles - Donazac

Domaine des Souleilles - Donazac   Domaine des Souleilles - Donazac

Domaine des Souleilles - Donazac

Domaine des Souleilles - Donazac

Domaine des Souleilles - Donazac
Opening Domaine des Souleilles - Donazac:

- 01 january to 22 december
- Tuesday - Friday - From 17:00 to 19:00
- Saturday - From 10:00 to 12:00
- Closed day(s): Monday - Wednesday - Thursday - Sunday 
Aude TourismeAOC Malepère La Région Occitanie/Pyrénées-MéditerranéeVille de Limoux Vignerons Indépendant de France
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 * Parking
* Shop 
* Group guided tours
* Product tasting
* Individual guided tours
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 Domaine des Souleilles
 
Cellars and Domains
 
Sophie Delaude
Pech-Salamou
2 Rue des Fossés
11240 DONAZAC

Phone +33 4.68.69.53.29
Mobile +33 6.12.93.69.21

Email -
d.souleilles@orange.fr

Website -
www.souleilles.com
Rates
White Wine: 7.00 € to 14.00 €
Rosé: 7.00 € to 10.00 €
Red Wine: 8.00 € to 25.00 €
 
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