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2016 Domaine Soumade Cotes du Rhone

2016 Domaine Soumade Cotes du Rhone

91 Points John Caro
2016 Domaine Soumade Cotes du Rhone
91 Points John Caro

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Amazing Cotes du Rhone that puts many expensive village wines to shame -- and 2016 was another great year! Absolutely brimming with vibrant dark and red fruits, it'd be tempting to mis-use the term 'fruit-driven' if it wasn't equally floral and spicy. Everything to everyone, this is perhaps the most bright, silky, and satisfying Cotes du Rhone anywhere for the price. Exceptional!

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$22.99 in mixed 6+ or $25.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

90% Grenache, 10% Syrah

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

Robert Parker

“The superstar of Rasteau is Andre Romero, who produces five cuvees of drop-dead delicious red wine.”

Simon Field MW (2010 vintage)

"A classic Côtes-du-Rhône, many say the classic Côtes-du-Rhône, its only sin being the fact that it is far too good for such a lowly appellation. The wine is tank aged, its component being 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah. A beautiful nose of hedgerow fruit and violets and a very concentrated palate with blackberry, damson and plum and a pleasingly peppery kick on the finish."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Grenache Syrah Mourvedre Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rhone Valley

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with LAMB
with PORK

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

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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