Rotem & Mounir Saouma Chateauneuf-du-Pape Omnia 2015 (Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhone, France) - [WS 96] [VM 96] [DM 95]

Rotem & Mounir Saouma Chateauneuf-du-Pape Omnia 2015
(Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhone, France) - [WS 96] [VM 96] [DM 95]

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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:
"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)

96 Points - Vinous Media:
"Deep brilliant crimson. An expansively perfumed, expressive bouquet evokes ripe cherry and raspberry, incense, lavender and Moroccan spices, and a smoky mineral flourish adds urgency and lift. Shows impressive depth as well as energy in the mouth, offering alluringly sweet red fruit liqueur, floral pastille, succulent herb and spicecake flavors supported by a spine of juicy acidity. In a suave, distinctly graceful style for its heft, showing outstanding delineation and a sexy floral nuance on the strikingly long, penetrating finish, which features deftly interwoven tannins and resonating mineral and red fruit qualities. (Drink between 2023-2034)" - Josh Raynolds (12/19)

95 Points - Decanter:
"Cherry, raspberry and touches of blackcurrant form the fruit core, backed by tobacco and allspice, although it's not fat, overly generous or flowing, but tightly austere on the mid-palate and finishing grippy, with serrated, fine-grained tannins and a great, rising salinity. A wine of formidable energy, freshness and vibrancy, which is all about structure and texture, rather than fruit. Really shows a different side of Châteauneuf, placing to the fore the mineral bones that gives Châteauneuf its ageability. Drinking Window 2020 - 2028" -MW (10/20)