By 1990, this passionate winegrower, André Romero, had achieved his long-cherished ambition of selling his entire production in bottle. And in 1996, was joined by his son Frédéric, who obtainedhis Diploma in viticulture and oenology.
A new modern winery was built in 2002, the same year that they started a partnership with their consultant, StéphaneDerenoncourt.Stéphane encouraged them to adopt gentler and more finely-tuned vinification techniques, to better reflect the unique expression and potential of the terroir. Without doubt, the wines have achieved greater finesse and purity and today they export 50% of the production.
As of today, the estate covers 30 hectares in the commune of Rasteau and an additional hectare in Gigondas – a small terraced vineyard near the Dentelles de Montmirail.
|Wine||Grape Varietal||Age of the vines||Nature of soil||Technical Sheet|
|Rasteau||60% Grenache noir, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre.||10 to 30 years||clay limestone|
|Rasteau Cuvee Prestige||60% Grenache noir; 30% Syrah; 10% Mourvèdre||30 to 50 years||clay limestone|
|Rasteau Cuvee Confiance||70% Grenache noir; 20% Syrah; 10% Mourvèdre||50 to 80 years||clay limestone|
|PRODUCER||Domaine La Soumade|
|FOUNDED||By Andre Romero in 1979|
|SIZE OF THE VINEYARD||74.14|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||between 60000 to 80000 bottles|