Gigondas 2014 – La Soumade winery


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Domaine La Soumade was created in 1979 by André ROMERO. This passionate winemaker will make every effort to have the production sold exclusively in bottles in 1990. He is joined in 1996 by his son Frédéric, after obtaining his B.E.P.A. Viticulture and oenology. The vines are from 30 to 50 years old.

A new modern winemaking building was built in 2002, it is also the date of the beginning of the collaboration with the famous consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt and his team. It sets up, softer and more precise winemaking methods to extract the quintessence of this fiery terroir. The wines will definitely win in finesse and purity. The vineyard currently has 26 hectares in the commune of Rasteau and 1 hectare located in Gigondas: a small terraced vineyard, near the “Dentelles de Montmirail”. All the vineyard is conducted in “reasoned” culture with a minimum of interventions, so that the wine produced is in the image of the soil (clay-limestone).

They use only organic fertilizers in case of deficiencies found by analysis (Vegéthumus, composted local manure). Phytosanitary treatments (mildew, powdery mildew) are based solely on sulfur and copper, always based on the risks due to the climate, the sensitivity of the grape varieties and plots.
The harvest is always done manually. The clusters are deposited and then sorted on a sorting table. The vinification is traditional with pigeages and pumping daily in truncated conical stainless steel vats. The duration of macerations varies from 18 to 25 days. The breeding is about 18 months, for 70% in lightning and 30% in cement vats.
Domaine La Soumade is recognized as “Artisan Producer of Quality” by the Culinary College of France founded by 15 great starred chefs.

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