2016 Monsieur S. SAMO Rouge

Languedoc, France

Moody and mysterious red out of the Languedoc region (though we know it is Syrah).



About the Wine

Intriguing rouge from the Limoux subregion of the Languedoc. 100% Syrah, but not really recognisable as such...

100% carbonic maceration means it is an aromatic bomb with vibrant red fruits and a little wildness - a Vin de Soif, a glou-glou, this is a wine for drinking.

High altitude, wind swept vineyards, wild yeast ferment, unfined.

About Monsieur S

Monsieur S comes to us from the Aude Valley, Limoux in Languedoc. Nestled at the foothills of the Pyrenees, Limoux is home to a cool, windy climate and an elevated site.

Around 2011, Étienne Fort stopped selling his family fruit to the local co-ops as he knew the fruit was a cut above and made the bold move to go out on his own. All farming is done organically.

Additional Info

From the Importer

Cooperative winegrower's son, I could pretty much said I was born in the vineyards. It is in 2011 at the age of 23 years, I decided to recover a part of the family estate to produce my own sparkling wines.

Bouriège located between 400 and 550 meters of altitude, my field is located on the cooler terroirs and the highest of Limoux. Benefit from very deep clay-limestone soil, the vines never suffer droughts and retain all the freshness of the wine. Order to express at best my terroir my wines are glued, or filtered, the addition of SO2 is reduced to a minimum, nor fermentations are naturally, without added yeasts.

Blend : Shiraz
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

True Glou baby I love you. We can't get enough of loose-knit, mid-weight, drink-now reds, and this is a great southern french example. - Different Drop


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