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Omnia

Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Omnia, latin for "all", is a wine that attempts to encompass the full diversity of the Chateauneuf appellation, both in its terroir and vinification.  Fruit comes from vineyards in all 5 of the Chateauneuf communes (Chateauneuf-du-Pape itself, Courthezon, Sorgues, Bedarrides and Orange).  In early vintages when the Saoumas did not have all the vineyards they have today, they would purchase some fruit, but today it all from estate grown fruit.

The wine is 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre, whole cluster vinified, and then aged partially in cement, egg, 500 liter new barrels and old barrels.  The aging is for a total of around 24 months, the entirety of which the wine spends on its lees, as it is never racked.  This long aging is less common than it once was in the area, and the aging on the lees is extremely uncommon if not completely distinct.

   
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