Rotem and Mounir Saouma established the iconic micro negotiant Lucien Le Moine in Beaune in the late 90s and around 2006 decided to purchase some good land in Châteauneuf du Pape.
“This domaine, 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 are sublime, offering a purity of fruit I have rarely seen anywhere, while harnessing the power of Châteauneuf into an elegant expression of Grenache on sandy soils.” Wine Spectator.
Omnia, meaning ‘ALL’ is a blend albeit 80% Grenache with the rest made up with the other 12 varieties. It’s a blend of five villages from 7 different vineyards. Cold soaked for 7/11 days with a mixture of wholebunch and crushed grapes then allowed to warm up when ferment starts naturally. Strictly no pumping over of pigeage ‘Why do you want to chase colour, do you drink or taste it?’ Mounier says. Free run and pressings separated and aged in demi mud (500ltrs) new and aged, foudre (2300 litres), cement natural eggs and cement tank. No racking or sulphur for 2 years whilst aging.
2016: An Exceptional Vintage. Vinous Media.
"Sublime, with a beguiling mouthfeel to the layers of cherry puree, steeped plum and warmed raspberry coulis fruit flavors, melded with rooibos tea, bergamot, incense and jasmine notes. The long finish features subtle minerality and remarkable persistence, seeming to move with grace. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2021 through 2045." 97 points, Wine Spectator.