E. Guigal and Rotem & Mournir Saouma Southern Rhône Tasting

Sunday, March 24th at 5:30pm, Andrew Minor with Vintus Imports pouring Southern Rhône wines from E. Guigal and Rotem & Mounir Saouma

E. Guigal

The impact and influence of the Guigal family across the Rhône Valley, France, and all the world of fine wine is so immense, it’s sometimes difficult to remember that it all happened so quickly. In a country with such a rich and deep wine history, the Guigal family’s story is only in its third generation.  The more you learn about the family, the more astounding becomes their story. Their wines are the benchmarks for every Rhone appellation, and over the last thirty years they have become arguably the most lauded producer in the world. Year after year the Guigal family produces wines of exceptional quality that in all classes offer exceptional value.

Rotem & Mounir Saouma

Burgundy meets the Rhone.  An utter respect for tradition, and in some ways a total break.  We’ve watched as Mounir and Rotem Saouma, of Burgundy cult producer Lucien Le Moine, slowly developed their estate and wines in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and the results today are too amazing and distinct to ignore.  The sheer vitality of these vines today is extraordinary.  We know and love Mounir Saouma because of the way he transmits both unknown and acknowledged great crus of Burgundy through his elevage into masterpieces, but it turns out he may be an even more talented vineyard manager.  The Rhone wines are stunning: precise, intense, complex, expressive visions of Chateauneuf.  They somehow speak to the past, but also to the present (and we would guess, the future), all in their own voice.  Mounir’s story of coming into wine is fascinating, as are his wines.

We will be tasting four Côtes du Rhône (white and red) and four Châteauneuf-du-Papes!  Though not technically a comparative tasting, pouring these two incredible wineries together promises to be quite special.

E Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2022

Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2020

Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017

Château de Nalys Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2018

Rotem & Mounir

Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2020

Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2020

Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘Omnia’ 2019

Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘Arioso’ 2019

$60/per person or $55/per Wine Club Member (please make sure you sign into your account to receive the member pricing or call the shop)

We will also have charcuterie to accompany your tasting. As usual, all wines tasted will be sold at a discount as a thank you for participating in the tasting!

Seating is limited. Register by clicking HERE!

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