2018 Domaine la Soumade Rasteau (750ml)

Grenache from Cotes du Rhône Villages, Rhône, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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"Located on steep, south-facing slopes and mostly clay soils, Rasteau produces deep, concentrated wines that have distinct minerality to go with savory, chocolaty, earthy aromatics. While most drink well on release, the best can easily keep for 10-15 years. It’s worth pointing out that while the region was known in the past for making more rustic, alcoholic wines, that’s no longer the case, and the wines today show much more polish, elegance, and balance. The top wines are a match for anything coming out of the Southern Rhône Valley today."
– Jeb Dunnuck

Dunnuck designates the top seven domaines of Rasteau, La Soumade among them along with three other properites we work with. Don't miss Fleur de Confiance that Wine Advocate writer Joe Czerwinski declared "the most impressive Rasteau to have ever passed these lips."


Fragrant notes of garrigue and red raspberries emerge on the nose of Frédéric Roméro's 2018 Rasteau. For a Rasteau, it's charming, being medium to full-bodied, silky-textured and refreshing on the finish, not a super ripe, chocolaty blockbuster. It should drink well for several more years, although there's no reason to defer gratification.

89 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Nov 2020)

Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

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