Tasting the Northern Rhône wines of Hervé Souhaut
Wednesday, December 13
Coming up on his thirtieth harvest, Hervé Souhaut has run his Northern Rhône-based winery Romaneaux-Destezet since 1993. Nestled in the quaint little town of Arlebosc, just over the hill from St. Joseph, here Souhaut farms old vines organically and vinifies wines of lightness and finesse expertly avoiding the heavy extraction that can be the hallmark of too many wines from the region. Though the new vintages of Souhaut’s wines taste absolutely delicious now--they will only get better with age.
Part of why I work in wine is thanks to Hervé's Northern Rhône Gamay 'La Souteronne'. I tasted it at a fateful Friendsgiving many years ago and was entirely blown away. It's a wine of Beaujolais-like freshness and red berry deliciousness mixed with the minerality and smoky/meatyness of the Northern Rhône… Simply a mindbender of a wine that totally rocked my world and unlocked what wine was capable of being. Although this Gamay continues to be a total standout, his Syrah's from St. Joseph and Tourney, as well as his white wines based on Roussanne, Viognier and Marsanne are deep loves too. Souhaut’s wines have a throughline of texture, sumptuousness and idiosyncrasy that make them some of our absolute favorites, year after year.
We're thrilled to host Bryan Schlessel from Jenny & Francois Selections, pouring four standout bottlings from Hervé Souhaut! Join us to discover this sumptuous, distinctive corner of the Northern Rhône.