Cotes du Rhone Dom. de l` Amandine 2016

£77.70

ABV 13.5%

Tasting Notes
A fresh and vibrantly fruity southern Rhone blend, which is made predominantly from Syrah with the addition of Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault. The spice and smoky aromas of the Syrah dominate the bouquet, whilst juicy red fruits and spice compete on the palate leading into a long and complex finish.

Food
A good accompaniment to pates, grilled or roast meats, sausages, chilli and mild cheeses.

Region
Grenache forms the backbone of southern Rhône blends, including Châteauneuf du Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras. The vast area of Côtes du Rhône offers a great diversity of soils, microclimates and a variety of grapes to create a range of styles at all quality levels. The aromatic dessert Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, is fragrant and sweet.

Producer
The family owned domaine is situated in the very heart of the Cote du Rhone, by the picturesque village of Seguret, and flanked by the vineyards of Gigondas. The owners, Jean-Pierre Verdeau and his son-in-law, Alex Suter, are personally involved at every stage of the wine’s making. Harvesting grapes from vines averaging 50 years old, their care and attention to detail have helped craft a wine of great balance and regional character. This traditional but dynamic enterprise with 120 acres of vines in production is now in its fifth generation of family winemakers.

 

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