Domaine Des Saumades

Domaine Des Saumades

Four generations of Moussets have been winemakers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. However, in 1995, Frank Mousset, whose day job is at another winery with his brother-in-law, was approached to buy a 2.5-hectare parcel in the Pignan lieu-dit, beside Château Rayas. Franck and wife Murielle, then opened Domaine des Saumades, only making wine here.

The sandy soils here are perfect for Grenache. Franck also had the foresight to plant Mourvèdre here around six years ago. He believes Mourvèdre is key to countering the effects of climate change on Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s wines. Adding freshness, balance and Franck says, getting better annually in this parcel (currently, converting to organic certification). Since 2019 he has added 10% Mourvèdre into his otherwise pure Grenache red wine. The wines were very good but, with Mourvèdre, they are stunning. The white, typically 50% Grenache Blanc, 25% Clairette and 25% Bourboulenc, displays myriad flavours from fresh citrus to warming vanilla. This is what Châteauneuf-du-Pape is all about.

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2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Domaine des Saumades, Rhône
Red
2016
Drink, youthful
Full Bodied
Dry
15.0% Alcohol
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2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Domaine des Saumades, Rhône
Red
2015
Drink, at peak
Full Bodied
Dry
15.0% Alcohol
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2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Domaine des Saumades, Rhône
White
2015
Drink up
Medium Bodied
Dry
14.0% Alcohol
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2020 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Domaine des Saumades, Rhône
Red
2020
Lay down
Full Bodied
Dry
15.0% Alcohol
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2020 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Domaine des Saumades, Rhône
White
2020
Lay down
Medium Bodied
Dry
13.5% Alcohol
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