2019 Clos Saouma Inopia Cotes du Rhone Blanc

Rhone Valley, France

A powerful, flinty, Cotes du Rhone Blanc from the Burgundy-obsessed Mounir Saouma.


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Categories: World of Wine

About This Wine

Mounir Saouma has been one of the more talked-about negociants in Burgundy over the last decade.

Given the limited availability of land in Burgundy and the fact that he only selects fruit from 1er & Grand Cru sites, if he were to have a chance at owning his own vineyard he would need to look elsewhere.

He settled on a stony patch of land in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Cote de Rhone that he could call his own and is turning out fabulous examples of both Blanc and Rouge that have the same opulence and gravitas that have set his Burgundy cuveés apart.

The Inopia Blanc is made mostly from Grenache Blanc, with added touches of Roussanne, Marsanne, Clairette and Viognier. Rich, opulent and carrying an element of flinty reduction that acts as a wonderful balance to the boldness of the fruit. It's a real class act.

About Clos Saouma

Mounir Saouma is one of the more interesting and perhaps controversial characters in modern French wine.

He is the owner of two domaines, along with his partner Rotem, cult negociant label Lucien Le Moine in Beaune where produces highly-sought-after Premier and Grand Cru Burgundies, and Clos Saouma where pursues his love for Chateauneuf-du-Pape with his own vineyards on some of the most prized terroir in the region. Unusual, to be sure, but the wines have massed a huge secondary market due to their imperial style and minuscule production.

Mounier and Rotem Saouma
Mounier and Rotem Saouma
Rhone Valley, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

All the fruit is from their own vineyards around the winery in Orange. Mostly Grenache Blanc with Roussanne, Marsanne, Clairette and a touch of Viognier. Pressed hard in a mechanical press to make the wine a friend of oxygen early this is fermented naturally (No SO2 or yeast added) in Cement eggs and 500ltr barrels. On full lees for 16 months minimum, no racking or sulphur.

Blend : Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Clairette, Viognier
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Mounir Saouma
Winemaker Mounir Saouma
Rhone Valley, France

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