Rotem & Mounir Saouma Châteauneuf-du-Pape Arioso 2018 (96 JS)
“Such a beautiful nose with notes of white pepper, baked strawberries, sage, thyme, bark and rose petal. Full-bodied with such elegance and subtly. Fine, chewy tannins are soaked in vibrant fruit. Build to last and needs time to integrate with itself but this is stellar and will get even better with time.” -J.S. 9/22
Rotem and Mounir Saouma
From his original 5 acres in Pignan, Mounir has one plot, of 100% Grenache planted in the 1930s, which yields naturally at a miniscule 1 ton per acre. From these vines he produces Arioso, a Chateauneuf of astounding depth and finesse.
Rhône Valley, France
Burgundy meets the Rhone. An utter respect for tradition, and in some ways a total break. We've watched as Mounir and Rotem Saouma, of Burgundy producer Lucien Le Moine, slowly developed their estate and wines in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and the results today are too extraordinary and distinct to ignore.