SOIL GRAPE & SUN
Soil Grape and Sun is an award-winning Red Wine brand from MTE VINS with the particularity of offering three different wines from the Pays d’Oc, which are 100% Syrah, 100% Merlot, and 100% Cabernet-Sauvignon. We were proud to receive the first prize in the Gilbert & Gaillard wine competition for our Soil Grape and Sun 2018 and 2019 vintages. All of them received a score of 87/100 with a delicious tasting commentary.
Deep-hued with ruby reflections. Distinctive nose driven by crushed blackcurrant, blackberry jam, peony and pepper. The palate shows youthfulness with a very crunchy, juicy fruit core and supple, energetic mouthfeel. A very familiar, friendly Syrah.
Deep color displaying mature garnet. Delicate nose is driven by blackberry, wild strawberry, and violet. Very supple, crisp palate with incredibly energetic, lively fruit and lingering juiciness. An indulgent Merlot for sharing over a barbecue.
Concentrated, dark color tinged with dark purple. The very floral, heady nose of peony and iris with red and blackberry notes. Concentrated with sensual, sappy fruit. This is a satisfying Cabernet offering seductive freshness, juiciness, and a mineral edge on the finish.
The Pays d'Oc vine, first planted by the Greek population in the 5th century BC, developed by the Romans, was shaped during the Middle Ages by Cistercian monks. The ravages of Phylloxera in the 19th century did not prevent the reconstruction of the vineyard in the 1950s. For thirty years, production has been repositioning itself in a qualitative approach. The vineyard bathed in a Mediterranean climate, benefits from geographical and climatic conditions which favor the adaptation of many grape varieties. This is how the vineyard undertook a profound restructuring based on its quality varietal wines, which meets international demand. The Pays-d'Oc today make up the most important wine production in the Languedoc-Roussillon region with a very wide range of flavors, because each grape variety from each terroir can be expressed alone or blended, thus offering unique organoleptic profiles. . They have been supervised, since 2009, by the National Institute of Quality and Origin (INAO) within their own protected indication of origin (IGP) Pays d'Oc.