New Wines from Herve Souhaut the Rhone Rock Star!
Herve Souhaut is one of those names slowly creeping up the totem poll of celebrity winemaker, rockstar notoriety. Heard of him? Some have. It's a fun name that gets thrown around in natural wine circles but being that his style is so distinct it definitely hits the menus of the most esoteric and geeky wine bars.
I discovered these a few years back, not knowing there was natural wine in the Rhone that could compete in substance and depth with bigger names. This is one of them. More importantly, this is a producer I have noticed attracts lots of fan who aren't natural wine phenoms. I would even say that I have sold this to wine collectors who don't like natural wine. There is something so haunting and moving in these wines that everyone has something they love about them. How could you not.
In short, these are amazing natural wines that are not for those just introducing themselves to the Northern Rhone. You know how people talk about those barnyard flavors in Northern Rhone Syrahs and blends? They are as alive as life can get in a wine: They are real and they are spectacular.
- 10% off 6, 15% off 12
- Wine is ready to Ship September
2017 Herve Souhaut Les Marecos Rouge
Primordial pepper notes with fine gamey essence that is ringing. Tons of violet, crushed raspberry, lavender and some green notes. Each mineral, fruit and element is tangible, piercing and engaging on the nose. Rather light on the palate with Burgundian like essence. Juicy, quenching, gamey and guaranteed to punch through any pork belly or roasted chicken dish.
Very small production of 90% Rousanne and 10% Viognier from 100 year old vines, this aromatic blend is full of florals, tropical fruit, and wet stone. Pear and fig burst from the glass, balanced by structural minerality. Great with shellfish or grilled chicken.
2018 Herve Souhaut Cessieux Saint Joseph
From a rocky hillside parcel, this rare – and amazing – St.Joseph is the darling of the cult wine world. Channel your inner wine geek with this dark, brooding and thoughtful Syrah that will have you wanting more.
2018 Herve Souhaut Cessieux St. Epine (Limited)
Old vine single vineyard Saint-Joseph. With less than 500 bottles imported into the U.S., I have never got to try one but I have heard people rave about it like there is no tomorrow. Be one!