2018 Soumade Rasteau
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre
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
“The superstar of Rasteau is Andre Romero, who produces five cuvees of drop-dead delicious red wine.”
|Variety||Grenache Syrah Mourvedre Blend|
|Maturity||2020 - 2026|
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