Rasteau “Cuvée Confiance” 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. He puts in place 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 only on sulfur and copper and 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 table, located on the harvested bin. 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 farming is about 18 months, for 70% in “foudres” and 30% in cement tanks.
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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