Châteauneuf-du-Pape's New Paradigm

Mounir Saouma's Châteauneuf-du-Pape cuvées are unlike anything else out there
Châteauneuf-du-Pape's New Paradigm
These young vines in the Pignan lieu-dit are thriving. (James Molesworth)
Jul 25, 2017
Mounir Saouma's estate, which now totals 21 acres in Châteauneuf and an additional 22 acres in Côtes du Rhône-Villages, is creating a new paradigm for wine, a statement I don't make lightly. Saouma's techniques are atypical; the results are simply thrilling. The reds here are sublime, offering a purity of fruit I have rarely seen anywhere, while harnessing the power of Châteauneuf into a sublimely elegant expression of Grenache on sandy soils.

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