Vinous Reverie Notes
An utter respect for tradition, and in some ways a total break. Mounir and Rotem Saouma has slowly developed wines in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and the results are extraordinary and distinct. It started with 5 acres in Pignan (notably adjoining Chateau Rayas). From this plot Mounir has been able to acquire additional vineyards and now the kaleidiscope of the terroirs he works with is reflected in the cellar, as well, where a combination of barrels, foudres, cement, eggs or something as completely original as the amphorae he used for this set.
Every year Mounir will select several crus to age in Amphorae, where they remain untouched for around a year, with no input. Then a gentle pressing and bottling. These wines transmit the characteristics of their terroir in a pure, unvarnished manner. Not normal wines, the wines are stunning: precise, intense, complex, expressive visions of Chateauneuf.
This is Pignan Cru.