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Rotem & Mounir Saouma Côtes du Rhône Villages Inopia Rouge 2014

The Saouma’s purchased a desolate plot of land in Orange in 2011. A minimal intervention approach combined with the image of the original barren land inspired the name of the wine, INOPIA, which translates to “made from nothing” in Latin. The blend is mostly Grenache Noir, along with a little Mourvèdre, Counoise, Syrah and Cinsault. Aged for 18 months on lees in 500-litre casks as well as foudre and concrete eggs, the wine is bottled without fining or filtering. Like his Châteauneuf-du-Papes', Mounir’s Inopia Côtes du Rhone Villages Rouge exhibits tremendous finesse and balance. Silky, elegant with transparent and pure red fruit flavours and aromas.

 

Wine File
Producer:
Rotem & Mounir Saouma
Country:
France
Region:
Southern Rhône
Sub Region:
Côtes du Rhône
Style:
Red Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Grenache
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
14.0%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Vegan:
Yes
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.5
£21.95
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S.W.A.
Sommelier Wine Awards 2018

Gold Medal

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W.S.
Wine Spectator

90 Points