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De-La

Gilles Troullier

De-La Bottle
Appellation
Côtes Catalanes
Variety
Syrah
Age of Vines
20-30
Farming
Biodynamic
Soil
Granite, gneiss, sand
Altitude
315-545 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, natural yeast fermentation in concrete tank
Aging
12 months in tank and French-oak demi-muids

Overview

De-Là means “here and there,” a reference to the sourcing of the grapes for this cuvée of Syrah from vineyards on sandy, granite soils near the villages of Lesquerde and Trévillach in the northern Roussillon: La Cayrole where Syrah is plated at 315-325m on granite and gneiss soils, La Loubatiere at 530-540m where the soils are sandy, white granite, and La Sarrat d’Axinels a 0.8 hectare vineyard that Gilles considers his grand cru. Sarrat is a undulating east-facing hillside of rocky white granite soils at an elevation of 535-550m. The more exposed part of this site is the source for Boreal while vines planted in the hollow are used in De-Là. Fermented in concrete and aged in tank and demi-muid, the temptation would be to call this the St-Joseph to the Hermitage of Boreal but you’d be hard-pressed to find a St-Joseph as good as this. The analogy sort of works in theory, as the wine is a more immediate, open-knit and floral expression of Syrah.

Ratings & Reviews

91

2015 De-La

Source: WA

92

2014 De-La

Source: WA

92+

2013 De-La

Source: WA

94

2012 De-La

Source: WA

Roussillon, France
  • Location
    Roussillon, France
  • Appellation
    Côtes Catalanes
  • Proprietor
    Gilles Troullier
  • Winemaker
    Gilles Troullier
  • Size / Elevation
    hectares / 300–640 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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