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Rasteau Villages Domaine La Soumade, Andre Romero

Rasteau Villages Domaine La Soumade, Andre Romero

Ref: A054015

"The superstar of Rasteau is André Roméro who produces five Cuvées of drop-dead delicious red wine." Robert Parker

André Roméro is one of our most characterful and talented growers and a favourite. A love of wine, food and Marseille Football Club, shared with the leading restaurants in the region underline the character he is.
A visit chez Roméro is a must. Dozens of some of the world's best wines line the shelves of his tasting room, wines he has enjoyed with his friends. The yields here are low - around 40 hl/ha for his Côtes du Rhône, 35 for the Villages and much less for his super cuvées (28 hl/ha in the 2005 vintage).

The grape mix is mainly Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, the proportions varying a little with each vintage. The grapes receive a cold maceration of around 4 days followed by a cuvaison of some 20 to 30 days depending on the Cuvée at a temperature of 32°, coupled with a system of Burgundian pigeage inspired by Clos des Lambrays in Morey-Saint-Denis. The wine is then matured in cement tanks for one year before spending 6 months in a variety of oak: foudres, demi-muids and barriques.

The wines are fined with egg whites but receive no filtration. André loves Bordeaux and his Cabernet Sauvignon is a really gorgeous wine. He does not appreciate white wine and the Viognier and Roussanne are blended in with Syrah, for Les Violettes (as in Côte Rôtie). André is well known from Bordeaux, where he exchanges wines with the best of Grand Cru Classé, to California where the top growers really appreciate his wines.

André has built himself a new house or rather a large new cellar on top of which he lives! Everything is now temperature controlled and he is able to bottle all of a vintage when he wants and in one go.
His first vintage in the new winery was 2002, where he massively overachieved in that difficult vintage by picking a month later than most in the region.

 Contains Sulphites

Region France - Rhne Valley - Southern Rhne

Grape Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre

Producer Domaine la Soumade

Vintage 2015

Eco Warrior  0

Colour Red

Dryness Dry

Body Full Bodied

Food Roast Venison/Navarin Of Mutton/Grouse

Drink Drink or keep

Price: 17.17


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