2018 Soumade Rasteau

92 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
In stock
From another great vintage, this is bursting with rich dark fruit, spice and florals. Soumade are experts in their hometown of Rasteau, where the fruit ripens into expressive wines that massively over-deliver on the modest price. This is partly thanks to water-retaining clay soils which help vines in the Southern Rhone heat. This sees no oak, as per tradition, but is fully tank fermented to reveal the full force of that beautiful pure fruit extract...delicious!
$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle


70% Grenache, 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

89-92/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski

"I tasted samples of the 2018 Rasteau from four different tanks. It looks to boast juicy red fruit and supple tannins. Medium to full-bodied, it's almost quaffable already, with a long, briny finish." Drink 2020 - 2026

Robert Parker

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

Variety Grenache Syrah Mourvedre Blend
Region Rhone Valley
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2020 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with DUCK
with PASTA



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