Rotem & Mounir Saouma Chateauneuf-du-Pape Omnia 2015 (Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhone, France) - [WS 96] [VM 94-96]

Rotem & Mounir Saouma Chateauneuf-du-Pape Omnia 2015
(Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhone, France) - [WS 96] [VM 94-96]

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About the Winery:
Mounir Saouma likes to describe Chateauneuf-du-Pape as a mosaic, with all the wild traditions and differences together making for very different interpretations. Omnia, Latin for “all,” is his attempt to encompass the entire region’s terroir and winemaking history (and perhaps future) in one glass.

The fruit comes from 9 vineyard parcles across all 5 of the Chateauneuf communes, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Courthezon, Sorgues, Bedarrides and Orange (in early vintages, when the Saoumas did not have all the vineyards they have today, they would purchase fruit; today, Rotem & Mounir Saouma is 100% Estate). The wine is then vinified and aged in foudres, cement and 500 liter barrels – a little bit of everything.

The aging is as Mounir ages his Burgundies: extremely long, never racked, no fining, no filtration. It would be easy to say that we expected the experience running one of Burgundy’s leading producers, Lucien Le Moine, would show in Mounir’s wines. But the actual results need to be tasted to be believed and understood: a wine with beguiling fruit and savory richness, yet extraordinary finesse and detail.

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This is sublime, with beguiling rooibos tea, blood orange and sandalwood aromas out front followed by a long and silky display of lightly mulled cherry, damson plum and raspberry fruit flavors. Light shiso leaf and sanguine notes lace up the finish while the fruit echoes admirably. Best from 2020 through 2040. 50 cases imported." - JM (Nov 2018)

94-96 Points - Vinous Media:
"Youthful violet. A complex, expansive bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruits, cola and Moroccan spices, and a suave floral nuance emerges with aeration. Fleshy and concentrated yet light on its feet, offering appealingly sweet raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that turn sweeter on the back half. A spine of smoky minerality adds lift and structure and energizes the extremely long, focused finish, which features slow-building tannins and a resonating floral note." - Josh Raynolds (Mar 2017)