Domaine des Saumades - Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2013Muscular Fruit
100% Grenache which is as unusual as it is modern, and demonstrates the potential power of this grape when handled skilfully.
In the mid 1990's, dynamic husband and wife duo Franck and Murielle Mousset were looking to set up their own domaine and found a superbly located 4 ha plot in the Courthezon commune.
Low yields, minimal intervention and an avoidance of all chemical applications result in wines of pure intensity and refinement.
'Vineyard soil: sand. 100% Grenache. Bright dark red. Overripe aromas. Some real spice and lots of muscular fruit. Tannins well polished. Difficult to judge. There is certainly a great deal there! I think it will develop into something really quite exciting.' Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobsinson.com - Jan 2014.
Limited stock, 2014 vintage coming soon.