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2017 Soumade Rasteau Cuvee Confiance

2017 Soumade Rasteau Cuvee Confiance

95 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2017 Soumade Rasteau Cuvee Confiance
95 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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From vines up to 100 years old, this is a very special cuvee by a Rasteau-based specialists. From the village Soumade know so well, the Cuvee Confiance is another step up in concentration and age-worthiness. But the sheer fruit quality also brings a beguiling sense of poise, delicacy and floral harmony to the immense presence of ripe, old vine fruit that lingers in its depths. Magic stuff with huge potential, this label won't stay so cheap for long -- grab this great vintage now!

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$44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Usually about 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 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

93-95/100 (?) Parker's wine Advocate, Joes Czerwinski

"Tasted from a couple different foudres, the base of the 2017 Rasteau Cuvee Confiance looks strong. One lot showed bright raspberry fruit, tight and clenched, angry at being disturbed, while another was richer and more complex, offering hints of black cherry and blueberry in addition to the raspberries and silky tannins." Drink 2022 - 2035

92/100 Decanter, Matt Walls

"Fermented in 65hl open-top tronconic wooden vats, this wine is then aged for 18 months in foudres on its fine lees. It's a medium-weight style with refined tannins and great purity and length of red berry fruits. Silky and elegant, this is a beautifully tailored wine." Drink 2019 - 2021

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Grenache Syrah Mourvedre Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rhone Valley

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750 ml

  • Alcohol

    15.00%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2035

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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