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2015 Soumade Rasteau Cuvee Confiance

2015 Soumade Rasteau Cuvee Confiance

93 Points Tim Atkin MW
2015 Soumade Rasteau Cuvee Confiance
93 Points Tim Atkin MW

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From vines up to 100 years old, this is a special cuvee from these Rasteau-based specialists. The 'Confiance' steps up to serious depth and age-worthiness, with clay-influenced soils allowing black fruit richness to be defined and lush, with florals and spicy earth unfolding as it opens or ages in cellar. Magic stuff with huge potential, old vine wine Rasteau won't be cheap for long -- grab this!

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$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

70% Grenache noir; 20% Syrah; 10% Mourvèdre

Its Origins

Domaine La Soumade was founded by André Roméro in 1979. By 1990, this passionate winegrower had achieved his long-cherished ambition of selling his entire production in bottle. And in 1996, André was joined by his son Frédéric, 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 Stéphane Derenoncourt and his team began. Stéphane 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.

What The Critics Say

93/100 Tim Atkin MW

"80% destemmed, matured in foudres for 15 months. Violets, blueberries and damsons on the nose - really open and beguiling aromas. Medium-bodied, but wonderfully caressing fruit and tannin. Lovely concentration and integral freshness. Long finish. A wine of considerable class."

16.5/20 JancisRobinson.com, Jancis Robinson

"Tasted blind. Blackish purple. High toned. Very fleshy and nicely judged. Really quite forward with the mass of ripe fruit almost disguising the tannins completely. Very impressive. Good sappy energy. Long. 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre. Vinified in open-top, wooden tronconic vats. Aged in 40-hl foudres. Tank sample." Drink 2019 - 2025

93/100 Wine Advocate

"This impressive, super ripe, full-bodied wine features black cherries and stone fruit but also fresh floral notes. There are rich tannins but also a vibrant, fruit-driven finish. Drink it over the next 5-8 years. It had been close to ten years since my previous visit, and I'm pleased to report that the wines have grown more refined and elegant over that time."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Grenache Syrah Mourvedre Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rhone Valley

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750 ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with GAME

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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