Habit-Forming Northern Rhône in Magnum - 2014 Souhaut Souteronne Magnums

Posted by Ian McFadden

Habit-Forming Northern Rhône in Magnum
2014 Souhaut Souteronne Magnums

Anytime that we land Souhaut's wines, they seem to disappear in a flash.

I imagine that these mags will be gone really quick. Magnums of Souhaut's Souteronne are very rare. There are just two other listings for Souteronne magnums in the U.S.

And Souhaut's Souteronne is a wine that you want in magnum. Whenever a bottle of Souteronne is opened, the bottle gets emptied at an alarming rate. There's such clarity and freshness to the wines that they're dangerously gulpable, and certainly habit forming.

Souteronne is Gamay from the Rhône from 60 to 80 year old vines. Souhaut uses a semi-carbonic maceration. The inescapable comparison is with Beaujolais. The Souteronne shares the irresistible drinkability that you find in many Beaujolais, but the two start to part ways from there.

Souteronne has an edgy and energetic acidity along with a stern, stony core and a meatiness similar to what you find in Northern Rhône Syrah. There's lots of floral notes with dark berry fruit and spice.

There no point in belaboring this. Souhaut has built up a huge fan club and this is a small parcel of rarely seen mags. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2014 Souhaut Souteronne Magnum