Domaine de l'Amauve, 'Estelles', Cotes du Rhone Villages Seguret, France 2018
The tiny Domaine de l'Amauve is run along organic lines with minimal spraying and a real focus on biodiversity in order to create the healthiest, richest possible environment for the vines.
The vines are old and low yielding, and thanks to the altitude of the vineyards and their western facing aspect, the wines are ripe but with real freshness too.
These natural advantages, combined with Christian's exacting work in the vineyard and experienced hand in the cellar, are fast making the domaine one of the most exciting prospects in the appellation.
Offered: February 2022.
Alcohol: 14.5% abv.
Vintage Report: Yields were slightly down due to a tricky spring. A hot, dry summer though, with a single storm in August bringing some welcome rain, resulted in excellent, fruity reds with fine tannins and a nice deep colour.
Tasting Notes: A fresh, fruity and aromatic DELIGHT, with excellent balance, medium to full body and silky, fine-grained tannins.
Drinking window: At its best 2022 - 2025.
Food matching: Grilled red meats and hard cheeses.