Chateauneuf du Pape Arioso Saouma 2016
HED53203 / 75cl / 14.5%
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Chateauneuf du Pape Arioso Saouma

Chateauneuf du Pape Arioso Saouma 2016

HED53203 / 75cl / 14.5%
£145.00
This auction is over.
2016
Red
Rotem & Mounir Saouma
Southern Rhone, France
Southern Rhone Red Blend
Mounir and Rotem Saouma, of Burgundy producer Lucien Le Moine, have always had profound love for the Grenache variety and of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, and have slowly managed to acquire 21 acres of exceptional quality vines across all its 5 villages. Arioso comes from a tiny plot in the prime area of Pignan with vines planted in the 1930s and is made from 100% Grenache. The 2016 release is a supreme release of profound depth and precision. Wave upon wave of complex fruit glides across the palate, carried on a fine weave of tannin and enhanced by deep savoury nuances. Though amply rich it is never heavy, with a grace and understated power more akin to Grand Cru Burgundy.