Solas & Les Irlandaises

gamme-solas-visuel« Solas » is the Irish for ‘light’ and in Old French means ‘joy’, ‘pleasure’, ‘enjoyment’.  Laurent and Neasa Miquel have created these unique wines from favourite grape varieties.  The style reflects the purity, balance and light handed approach that characterizes Laurents’ approach to winemaking.
Solas will replace the Artisan within our family of wines.

Solas Chardonnay

« Solas » is the Irish for ‘light’ and in Old French means ‘joy’, ‘pleasure’, ‘enjoyment’.  Laurent and Neasa Miquel have created these unique wines from favourite grape varieties.  The style reflects the purity, balance and light handed approach that characterizes Laurents’ approach to winemaking. Varieties Chardonnay 100% Vinification & aging Night-time harvesting, press with juice selection, must clarification at low temperature, fermentation at 16-17°C. 50% aged in French barrels (1-2 years…

Solas Grenache Blanc

« Solas » is the Irish for ‘light’ and in Old French means ‘joy’, ‘pleasure’, ‘enjoyment’. Our Solas wines reflect the purity, balance and light handed approach that characterizes Laurents’ approach to winemaking. Varieties Grenache Blanc 100% Vinification & aging Night-time harvesting to preserve the expressive berry flavors. Press with juice selection. Must clarification at low temperature, fermentation at 16-17°C, short aging on lees to bring more complexity to the…

Solas Viognier

« Solas » is the Irish for ‘light’ and in Old French means ‘joy’, ‘pleasure’, ‘enjoyment’. Our Solas wines reflect the purity, balance and light handed approach that characterizes Laurent’s approach to winemaking. Varieties Viognier 100% Vinification & aging Night-time Harvesting, press with juice selection. Must clarification at low temperatures, fermentation at 16°-17°C in stainless steel tanks, Fining, light filtration before bottling. Tasting notes Solas Viognier is a well-balanced, food-friendly…

Solas Pinot Noir

« Solas » is the Irish for ‘light’ and in Old French means ‘joy’, ‘pleasure’, ‘enjoyment’. Our Solas wines reflect the purity, balance and light handed approach that characterizes Laurent’s approach to winemaking. Varieties Pinot Noir 100% Vinification & aging Night time harvesting, pre-fermentation cold soaking between 5-7 days to extract maximum fruit aroma. Fermentation up to 25-26 degrees alternating plunging and pumping over. Aging in stainless steel tanks with…

Les Irlandaises

irlandaise-visu-gammeWith a French soul and an Irish spirit, Les Irlandaises blend the two cultures that are the heart of Laurent Miquel. Ireland, Neasa Miquel’s homeland has been associated with the story of French wines over many centuries – as a Franco Irish couple they are writing a new chapter. 

Connemara Saint-Chinian

Our ‘Connemara’ Saint-Chinian celebrates the wild beauty of two regions – Saint-Chinian in the South of France, and Connemara in the West of Ireland. Ireland, my homeland has been associated with the story of French wines over many centuries – as a Franco Irish couple we are writing a new chapter. Varieties Syrah 80%, Grenache 20% Vinification and aging Dawn harvesting with careful parcel selection. Vinification and aging in stainless…

Kinsale Faugères

Our ‘Kinsale’ Faugères celebrates the rugged slate dominated beauty of Faugères in the South of France, and Kinsale, the ‘wine capital’ of Ireland. Ireland, my homeland has been associated with the story of French wines over many centuries – as a Franco Irish couple we are writing a new chapter. Varieties Syrah 80%, Grenache 20% Vinification & aging After dawn harvesting the berries are vinified by whole bunch maceration for…

Pas de Géant Languedoc

Our ‘Pas de Géant – Giant steps’ Languedoc celebrates the wild beauty of two iconic regions – Languedoc in the South of France, and Giants Causeway in Ireland. Both are natural, unspoilt dramatic landscapes. Ireland, my homeland, has been associated with the story of French wines over many centuries – as a Franco Irish couple we are writing a new chapter. Varieties Syrah 80%, Grenache 20% Vinification & aging Dawn…