Solicantus rouge is created from some of the finest and most diverse vineyards of Blaye, which lies in sight of the Gironde estuary in the world famous region of Bordeaux, France. The vines were planted in 1985 and thrive on the rolling hill top slopes receiving adequate sunlight throughout the growing season. Clay and limestone rich in nature, the soils bring to your glass the best expressions of Merlot. Soli meaning soil and Cantus meaning melody in Latin, the wine has been created in perfect  harmony of the terroir and the savoir-faire of the wine makers. The vines are tended to with the utmost love and respect. We have always practiced sustainable farming, now the vineyards are officially in conversion to organic.
 

The grapes are harvested late September & early October, vinified in steel tanks followed by four weeks of maceration to extract flavours, tannins and colour. Later the wines rest in french oak barrels for 18 months before being bottled.


We have combined the elegance of merlot with the richness of cabernet sauvignon and the plushness of malbec to offer you a complex and luxurious wine. Solicantus is a wine that gracefully evolves over time to provide a pleasurable experience.
 

Our brand of french wine is built on strong ethical values and therefore we do not use any animal products in the fining process of the wine. 

Vinification 

Harvested late September & early October, vinified in steel tanks followed by four weeks of maceration to extract flavours, tannins and colour. Solicantus is a wine that gracefully evolves over time to provide a pleasurable experience.

Tasting Notes

On the nose the wine is inviting with a charming bouquet of ripe red and black fruits with nuances of spice and notes of refined cedar. A tapestry of rich and complex flavours engulfs the palate. The fruit, tannins and acidity are beautifully balanced with a vibrant structure rendering a gorgeous mouthfeel. The wine is opulent and has a fine expression. Harvested late September & early October, vinified in steel tanks followed by four weeks of maceration to extract flavours, tannins and colour. Solicantus is a wine that gracefully evolves over time to provide a pleasurable experience.

From the  picturesque region of the Entre-Deux-Mers, we bring to you Solicantus white. 'Soli' meaning soil & 'Cantus' meaning melody in latin. True to its word, the wine has the richness and abundance of a beautiful terroir that delivers in your glass, the most aromatic and fruit forward white wines of Bordeaux.

 

The wine is a blend of Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Muscadelle that come together harmoniously. Unoaked, our wines are preserved with freshness and vitality. Try a sniff and we will walk you through a garden full of flowers, citrus and orchard fruits. On the palate the wine is crisp with beautiful acidity and minerality. It is light, easy drinking and deliciously fruity.

 

Grown on clay and limestone soils, our Sémillon vines are 40 years old, Sauvignon blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Muscadelle are 18 years old. The vines were harvested early September and vinified in steel tanks.

 

Solicantus blanc can be appreciated alone as an aperitif or can be combined with most foods.

Vinification 

Harvested early September, vinified for three weeks minimum. 4 to 5 months on lees with stirring every two days. The wine keeps its freshness and fruit and is easy to drink. 

Tasting Notes

The wine walks you through a garden full of floral finesse, orchard fruits and citrus fruits.  It tails off with a flirtatious whiff of melon, lychee and pineapple. 
On the palate the wine is a poetry of  peaches, apricots, pears, orange blossoms, honeysuckle, nectarine, green apples and citrus flavours that come together with a zingy acidity and steely minerality. Its time on lees renders the wine its buttery texture and its brioche characteristics come through harmoniously.