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Domaine Coulon, Le Ban des Cigales 2018

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Domaine Coulon, Le Ban des Cigales 2018
An attractive sweet wine from a well balanced blend of Viognier and Muscat. The intense nose develops scents of lychees and apricot which persist on the fresh, soft palate. Perfect with a fruit salad. Silver medal at the 2013 Millésime Bio wine exhibition.
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Additional Information

Additional Information

Appellation No
millesime 2018
cepage 50% Viognier, 50% Muscat
Potentiel de garde jusquà 10 ans
Revues et Concours -
Contenance 75cl
Degré alc. 14% vol.
Accords Salade de fruits, foie gras, frangipane...
Vinification No
bio Yes
Allergen Contains sulfites


Located near Cruscades on a hill near the village, the Domaine Coulon-Veredus owes its name to its Latin origins « veredarius » (courrier, messenger), or « veredus » (post or cart horse). It is next to the Via Aquitania, a roman way linking the Mediterranean sea to the Atlantic along which a succession of inns and hostels enabled travellers to rest and change their horses. During deep ploughing undertaken in 1947 eight large jars were extracted, once used to keep oil, wheet and wine. Haute Bacaune constitutes the heart of the property with 38 hectares in one holding on a vast terrace of 'Würm', (beginning of the quatenary period), 39 m above sea level. Nearby, le Bassin, Olivery and La Plaine represent 20 supplementary hectares. The soils of these vineyards are composed of gravel to a depth of 10 metres covered with a 50-150 centimetres layer of clay and limestone. Thin in depth these soils are well adapted to the culture of Viognier, Carignan and Grenache varieties. Closer to the Orbieu river, 6 vineyard plots are more suitable for the culture of Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay, covering 14 hectares of recent alluvial soil. Plat de Beyret, Le Touat and Les Saint-Michel - 30 ha on a high terrace of a more ancient form of 'Riss' (48 m) – are planted with Carignan and Syrah vines which produce concentrated, complex wines.