Domaine la Soumade, Cotes du Rhone 2017

£13.50

  • Type:

    Red

  • Grape:

    Grenache

  • Country:

    France

  • Grape Blend:

    Grenache 90%, Syrah 10%

  • Region:

    Rhone

  • Vegan:

    No

  • ABV:

    14.00%

  • Winemaker:

    Andre & Frederic Romero

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Tasting Notes

A classic Côtes-du-Rhône nose of dark plum and liquorice leads to juicy red fruit and a hint of earth in the mouth. Medium bodied with a rounded, fleshy texture.

  • Production Notes
  • Producer
  • Critics Reviews

All the grapes are picked exclusively by hand. The blends are mainly Grenache, Syrah and Mourv�dre, the proportions varying a little with each vintage. The grapes receive a cold maceration of around 4 days followed by a cuvaison of some 20 to 30 days depending on the cuv�e at a temperature of 32�, coupled with a system of Burgundian pigeage inspired by Clos des Lambrays in Morey-Saint-Denis. The wine is then matured in cement tanks for one year before spending 6 months in a variety of oak: foudres, demi-muids and barriques. The wines are fined with egg whites but receive no filtration.

The superstar of Rasteau is Andr� Rom�ro who produces five Cuv�es of drop-dead delicious red wine.' Robert Parker. Andr� Rom�ro is one of our most characterful and talented growers and a favourite. He founded Domaine La Soumade in 1979. By 1990, this passionate winegrower had achieved his long-cherished ambition of selling his entire production in bottle. And in 1996, Andr� was joined by his son Fr�d�ric, after he had obtained his BEPA Diploma in viticulture and oenology. A new modern winery was built in 2002, the same year that a partnership with consultant St�phane Derenoncourt and his team began. St�phane encouraged gentler and more finely-tuned vinification techniques, so as to better reflect the unique expression and potential of the terroir. Without doubt, the wines have achieved greater finesse and purity. As of today, the estate covers 26 hectares in the commune of Rasteau and an additional hectare in Gigondas - a small terraced vineyard near the Dentelles de Montmirail. The clay - limestone soils of Rasteau produce naturally powerful wines with great ageing potential. The yields at Soumade are low � around 40 hl/ha for his C�tes du Rh�ne, 35 hl/ha for the Villages and much less for his super cuv�es. All the grapes are picked exclusively by hand. The blends are mainly Grenache, Syrah and Mourv�dre, the proportions varying a little with each vintage. The grapes receive a cold maceration of around 4 days followed by a cuvaison of some 20 to 30 days depending on the cuv�e at a temperature of 32�, coupled with a system of Burgundian pigeage inspired by Clos des Lambrays in Morey-Saint-Denis. The wine is then matured in cement tanks for one year before spending 6 months in a variety of oak: foudres, demi-muids and barriques. The wines are fined with egg whites but receive no filtration.

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