Cotes du Rhone Villages Seguret l` Amandine 2016/2018
90, points awarded by Robert Parker January 2018.
From one of the most beatiful villages in France (literally classified as `les plus beaux villages de France`!), this fragrant wine has aromas of mulberry and red berries. The palate is full of black fruits backed by a hint of oak which distinguishes this elegant fruity southern Rhone from the medieval hill top town of Seguret. It is elegantly blended from old vine Syrah softened by the addition of Grenache to give well defined blackberry fruit on the palate and a long spicy finish.
A good accompaniment to pates, grilled or roast meats, sausages, chilli and mild cheeses.
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.
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