Domaine la Soumade

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Soumade tasting room (600 x 350)

The Roméro vineyards date back to the early part of the last century. Up until 1979, the grapes were sent to the local cooperative. André Roméro was the first of his family to ferment wine from the family vineyards. Ownership of the domaine is now in the hands of his son, Fredéric. The domaine covers 31 ha (76 acres), mostly in the cru of Rasteau with 3 ha of terrace vineyards in Gigondas and some vineyards in Côtes du Rhône classification. The terroir of Rasteau is mostly on south-facing slopes with a little more clay than some other appellations and produces full-bodied wines.

The domaine is focussed on dry reds but also produces a Vin Doux Naturel (fortified) red wine which is wonderful with blue cheese and chocolate. The winemaking emphasises extraction and precise temperature control. The reds are fermented in stainless and large wooden vats for the more concentrated juice. The three main Rasteau cuvées are aged in concrete and foudres (large, old oak barrels).

Wine Details

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Côtes du Rhône Red: Majority Grenache with Syrah. Matured in concrete. Ageing potential: Up to 5 years.

Côtes du Rhône “AnthéaRed: 100% Syrah from Rasteau but labelled as CdR as Rasteau requires a minimum of 50% Greanche in the blend. Aged in concrete and old, large oak barrels. Ageing potential: Up to 15 years.

Rasteau: Majority Grenache with Syrah and Mourvèdre. Young to middle aged vines on south-facing slopes and terraces of clay, limestone and stones. Matured in concrete. Ageing potential: Up to 6 years.

Rasteau “Cuvée Prestige”: Majority Grenache with Syrah and Mourvèdre. Middle aged vines on south-facing slopes and terraces of clay, limestone and stones. Aged in concrete and old, large oak barrels. Ageing potential: Up to 10 years.

Rasteau “Cuvée Confiance”: Very old vine Grenache with Syrah and Mourvèdre. Very old vines on south-facing slopes and terraces of clay, limestone and stones. Ageing potential: Up to 15 years.

Rasteau “Cuvée Fleur du Confiance”: Mostly 100 yr old Grenache with a little Syrah. Aged in used demi-muids (600 litre oak casks). Ageing potential: Up to 20 years.

Gigondas”: Majority Grenache with Syrah on terraced vineyards in the Dentelles hills. Aged in used demi-muids (1200 litre oak casks). Ageing potential: Up to 10 years.

Vin Doux Naturel Rasteau Red: Fortified Grenache. Aged in stainless. Ageing potential: Up to 10 years.

 

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Listed below: Two in USA plus Texas retailers; Three in UK

USA

Woodland Hills

Ships to 47 states

Woodland Hills CANNOT ship to the following 4 states: AR, KY, MS, UT.

Rasteau “Cuvée Prestige”

Rasteau “Cuvée Confiance”

USA

Wine Exchange

Ships to 41 states

Wine Exchange CANNOT ship to the following 10 states: IL, IA, KY, LA, NA, MS, NH, ND, PA, UT

Rasteau “Cuvée Prestige”

Rasteau “Cuvée Confiance”

USA – Texas

Most of the domaine’s wines are imported and distributed by La Cigale Wines. If not already in stock, the following retailers will order any of the wines on request, directly from La Cigale Wines:

Austin: Beverage World;

Twin Liquor, Lake Austin Blvd;

Twin Liquor, Hancock Center;

Twin Liquor, Hill Country Galleria.

Boerne: Boerne Wine Co.

Fort Worth: Put a Cork in it;

Grand Cru.

Fredericksburg: Elk Store

Houston: Houston Wine Merchant

Marfa: The Well

Soumade facade (523 x 350)
soumade vats (525 x 350)
Soumade Prestige bottle (233 x 350)
Soumade Rasteau Tradition bottle (233 x 391)
Soumade Rasteau Tradition bottle (233 x 391)