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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
300-550 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 300m on granite and gneiss soils, La Loubatiere at 500m 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 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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