(2004) Superstar of the region Domaine Gauby is the main partner in the La Soula project, and this is a blend of indigenous varieties Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Rolle and Chenin Blanc, grown organically at high altitude. After eight months on its lees in stainless steel, the wine is transferred to barriques (50% new) for a further period. This is a singular wine for meditating over as it slowly reveals its charms. I found it to have a pure, almost Raveneau Chablis-like minerality on the nose, with slate, salt and herbal notes, and a great streak of lime. There's a nutty richness beneath, and the palate goes on to display much more texture and depth, with stone-fruit flavours, a hint of oatmeal and cashew nut filling the mid-palate, and a taut mineral structure running through the core of the wine. It ends quite fleshy and savoury, with an endlessly complex finish. Ageability of such a unique wine is difficult to estimate, but there is no hurry to drink it.