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Rasteau Domaine de la Soumade 2015/16

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One Line Description Lovely fruity red from the King of Rasteau Andre Romero.
Production Method Conventional
Country France French
Region Southern Rhone, France
Producer Domaine de la Soumade
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
Alcohol 14.5% abv
Terroir Clay, limestone
Maturation 18 months in stainless steel
Ageing Potential 5-8 years to show at its best
Decanter Specialist Organic Wine Retailer 2017 Winner


A crunchy and fleshy glass of Grenache based Rhone wine. Andres wines have great character and although not natural wine, they have authenticity in spades and the true taste of the Rhone. The wines receive a light filtration so no cloudiness appears and the forest fruits and spice of the wine are evident on nose and palate. Very pleasant and great value red from the Rhone. 'The superstar of Rasteau is André Roméro who produces five Cuvées of drop-dead delicious red wine.' I don't often quote Robert Parker (i think of him as Mr Manipulation!) but i think he has good judgement on this one. When working for Majestic wines in my early days, i used to visit an excellent little independent wine shop at West Jesmond Station called Richard Granger. There, I often bought a couple of bottles of Romero wine simply to taste something from the Rhone which tasted like real wine (let's be honest, the Majestic offering was a bit thin on the ground) and being single and living alone I would happily see of a bottle with a steak and DVD, happy days! Since then, I have always had a special liking for these hearty reds, not always perfect and sometimes a touch too rich for me nowadays, there is nonetheless a lovely, warming chunkiness about them which is always very enjoyable, particularly on cold nights with some hearty food. Andre practices 'Lutte Raisonnee' in the vineyards and only sprays when absolutely necessary. He doesn't use chemical fertilisers and instead employs organic composts when needed.
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