2021/4. I hadn’t had Souhat in a little while. I liked the wines before, but felt they could be a bit on the overtly “natural” side - a little more restraint would bring more typicity. Well, that seems to have happened here - there’s nothing overdone about this wine, and that’s with 60% being Viognier too. Lovely yellow peach, wackiness, savory mineral, and a hint of tropical fruit that actually smells like tropical fruit (mangosteen? jackfruit) instead of Juicy Fruit. — 2 months ago
White flowers. Great texture. — 2 years ago
Dead leaves, wet stone, cinnamon, tar, wet stone, rose petals with a hint of Brett. #happyvalentinesday — 4 years ago
On a humid and sticky night with shaoxing chives eggs, rice, and chili crisp broocoli — 12 days ago
Forgot about this guy in storage. So happy it was CLEAN and fresh as a daisy. Brambly berry fruit, peppercorn, violets, bay and other classic herbs, some olive and licorice wrapped up in a neat and vibrant package. Something slightly meaty and savory hiding out, but this is quite light on its feet and quaffable with its crisp fruit and chalky tannin. — 7 months ago
With braised wild boar shanks — 4 days ago
Dark cherries, full bodied but certainly very fresh at only 12.5%. Loved this — 23 days ago
Although this Hervé Souhaut wine is made from the Gamay grape, it isn’t a Beaujolais. ☝️ Rather, it’s from the Rhône Valley of France, produced from land in the hills of the Northern Ardeche near the appellation of St. Joseph, which is famous for its Syrah-focused red wines. 🇫🇷 🍇
👁 This unfiltered and organically-produced wine is pale purple with pink rim variation and noticeable haze.
👃 On the nose this wine has a medium intensity of youthful aromas that include ripe red cherry, 🍒 bright raspberry, banana, wild strawberry, 🍓 dried lavender, cinnamon, crushed stone, and ever-so-delicate savory and meaty notes.
👄 On the palate this wine is dry; it has medium acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, medium tannins, and medium intensity in youthful flavors consistent with the nose.
👏 This is the definition of an easy-drinking, gulpably delicious, and food-favorable wine. We are loving the layers of this wine that may be mistakable for a Beaujolais but for the delicate nuances most likely attributable its Rhône Valley provenance.
Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet, La Souteronne, 2018, 12.5% ABV, Vin de Pays, Rouge made from Gamay.
Thank you, @petervars @thomasliquors for the introduction to this producer. Excited to try the Syrah next time 👍 — 2 months ago